22-23/06/2017 Meeting

EU leaders agreed to step up the fight against terrorism and to strengthen European cooperation in defence. They reaffirmed their commitment to free trade and investment, while ensuring it is also fair, and they discussed migration issues. The European Council (Art. 50) also met to discuss Brexit.

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.