25/03/2017 Meeting

On 25 March 2017 European leaders met in Rome to mark the anniversary of the EU's founding treaties that were signed in the same city. This was an occasion to reflect on the state of the European Union and look at the future of the integration process.

25/03/2017 Press release
28/03/2017 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.