Friday, July 17, 2020

The European Council

The European Council, sometimes referred to as the EUCO, is not the same thing as the Council of the European Union

The European Council doesn't have any legislative power.  However, it sets the strategy and determines the overall priorities for the European Union.

The European Council is made up of the leaders of each member country.  For Czech Republic, it is Andrej Babiš, the Czech Prime Minister.

There are two additional members, the President of the European Commission and the President of the European Council.  Neither of these two get a vote.

In 2019, Charles Michel, the former Prime Minister of Belgium, took over as President of the European Council.  Here's a short video of his acceptance speech that I found on YouTube.

©Council of the EU

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