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The European Council summit: An early analysis

So the latest European Council ‘informal’ summit was held on Monday without too much trouble, and there were a couple of important decisions. Most importantly, all the attending countries except the United Kingdom and the Czech Republic agreed on a … Continue reading

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Countdown to Another Summit

Tomorrow (Monday 3oth), the European Council will meet again at an “informal meeting” in Brussels. This will be sort of a half-way milestone in the process that was initiated at the last formal Council summit on 8-9 December last year … Continue reading

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A European Annapolis Convention?

(Apologies for the number of Wikipedia links, but this topic requires a certain amount of context.) In September 1786, a group of delegates from five of the newly-independent American states met in the city of Annapolis, Maryland, in what was … Continue reading

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A citizen’s guide to the Council meeting

So the European Council meeting is underway and in full swing; an important event that could decide the future of Europe for years to come. But it can all be a bit confusing. What is the European Council, anyway? Who … Continue reading

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Six days and counting

Well, it’s December 2nd, and that means the quarterly meeting of the European Council in Brussels is now less than one week away. There is a lot depending on the outcome of this meeting; indeed, if a number of commentators … Continue reading

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