What is the Council?
The European Council and the Council of the EU are two very closely linked institutions. They have similar names and share the same buildings and staff - the General Secretariat of the Council (GSC). However, they have very different roles and membership.
Proposal for a new settlement for the UK within the European Union
On 2 February 2016, President Donald Tusk has put forward a proposal for a new settlement addressing all the concerns raised by Prime Minister Cameron. This should serve as a good basis to negotiate a compromise with all 28 member states.
Discussions on the different elements of the proposal will start this week with the objective to reach an agreement at the upcoming European Council on 18-19 February.