22-23/06/2017 Meeting

On 22 June, EU leaders agreed to step up the fight against terrorism and to strenghen European cooperation in defence. The European Council (Art. 50) also met to discuss Brexit. On 23 June, the leaders will meet again to discuss economy, trade and migration.

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.