European Council

28 November 2017

President Juncker and Prime Minister Löfven present way forward after the Social Summit

Less than two weeks after the Social Summit, which took place on 17 November in Gothenburg, European Commission President Juncker and Swedish Prime Minister Löfven take stock of its outcome. The concluding report published today will serve to frame the fo...
12 May 2016

First forum of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian region

The 1st Forum of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR), jointly organised by the European Commission and the Government of Croatia, will take stock of the progress of the strategy since its endorsement by the European Council in Octo...
14 March 2016

Foreign Affairs Council

The Foreign Affairs Council is made up of foreign ministers from all EU member states. It is responsible for the EU's external action, which includes foreign policy, defence and security, trade, development cooperation and humanitarian aid.
10 March 2016

Justice and Home Affairs Council

The Justice and Home Affairs Council is made up of justice and home affairs ministers from all EU member states and works to develop common policies on cross-border issues such as free movement of citizens, asylum and immigration matters, the fight agains...
29 February 2016

Competitiveness Council

The Competitiveness Council brings together ministers responsible for trade, economy, industry, research and innovation and space from all the EU member states. It deals with four policy areas: internal market, industry, research and innovation and space.
26 February 2016

Coreper I

The Permanent Representatives Committee (COREPER) is responsible for preparing the meetings of the Council in its relevant fields. Member states are represented in the Committee by ambassadors and they are chaired by the member state holding the six-month...
25 February 2016

Coreper II

The Permanent Representatives Committee or "Coreper" (Article 207 of the Treaty establishing the European Community) is responsible for preparing the work of the Council of the European Union. It consists of the Member States' ambassadors to the European ...

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