Council Of The European Union


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The European Council

The European Council is the EU institution that defines the general political direction & priorities of the European Union. It consists of the heads of state or government of the member states, together with its President và the President of the Commission. 

The Council of the European Union

The Council of the EU is the institution representing the thành viên states" governments. Also known informally as the EU Council, it is where national ministers from each EU country meet to adopt laws và coordinate policies.

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The Council of the EU và the European Council work on a wide range of issues affecting the interests of the EU and its citizens.

Follow the lachạy thử developments on policy-making & on legislation under negotiation.


The European Council brings together EU leaders at least four times a year.

The Council of the EU meets in different configurations depending on the topic discussed.

Committees and working parties handle the preparatory work on files before they are discussed at Council meetings.

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Documents và Publications

Council and European Council documents are made available through the public register, in accordance with EU rules on transparency.

You can also take a look at Council publications, access the archives & tìm kiếm for legislation that the Council negotiates together with the European Parliament.

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Find out more about documents và publications

Press office

The press office is the first point of contact for all media requests. Press officers speak "off the record" about the Council"s activities.

The press office holds press events, offers audiovisual coverage of major events and provides facilities for journalists.

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The headquarters of the Council of the EU và the European Council are located in Brussels (Belgium).

You can get in contact lớn arrange a visit, ask questions about the work of both institutions, & request a document, among mỏi other services.

PRADO - Public Register of Authentic identity và travel Documents Online

Document experts in all EU member states and in Icel&, Norway and Switzerland provide and select the information to be released lớn the general public via PRADO.

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Documents in the alphabetic order of the three-letter country & region codes used in travel documents.

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PRADO glossary

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Recognised travel documents

List of travel documents which entitle the holder khổng lồ cross the external borders & which may be endorsed with a visa, according to lớn decision no 1105/2011/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011.

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The General Secretariat of the Council is a toàn thân of staff responsible for assisting the European Council và the Council of the EU. It helps organise và ensure the coherence of the Council"s work and the implementation of its 18-month programme.

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