20/02/2017 News

Meeting on 20 February in Brussels, Donald Tusk and US vice president Mike Pence spoke with one voice in support of the idea of a united Europe and in defence of a rules-based international order. 

© M. Cristofori / robertharding 27/02/2017 Meeting
© M.Bunel / NurPhoto 21/02/2017 Press release

The European Council consists of the heads of state or government of the EU's member states, together with its President and the European Commission President. It defines the EU's general political direction and priorities.

The Council of the EU represents the member states' governments. Informally Also known as the EU Council, it is where national ministers from each EU country meet to adopt laws and coordinate policies.