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Welcome to the blog of the Library of the General Secretariat of the Council of the EU, an information service for staff and delegates at the Council.

Event report
An overview of a conference attended by a team member of the Library.
Library note
Documented food for thought.
New books
An overview of the latest books acquired by the Library.
Reading suggestion
A reading worth sharing.
Think tank review
A monthly selection of EU-related papers published by think tanks across the world.

Latest posts

Europe's growth champion: will Poland's success continue?

Europe's growth champion: will Poland's success continue?

The Library and Research team attended an event organised by Bruegel on the Poland's economical growth. The event focused on Poland’s economic success over the last 25 years, as well as the possible risks to, and opportunities for its future growth.

How Europe can kickstart its Internet of Things

How Europe can kickstart its Internet of Things

The Library and Research team attended an event organised by the Center for Data Innovation on the Internet of Things (IoT). The event focused on the role of the European Union in developing a coordinated approach to unleashing the potential of the IoT in Europe.

Présentation du nouveau livre de Pascal Lamy et Nicole Gnesotto : Où va le monde?

Présentation du nouveau livre de Pascal Lamy et Nicole Gnesotto : Où va le monde?

Pascal Lamy était à Bruxelles pour présenter l'ouvrage intitulé "Où va le monde?" qu'il a co-écrit avec Nicole Gnesotto. Cette présentation a été l'occasion pour Pascal Lamy de développer les idées contenues dans ce livre, mais également de revenir sur son parcours personnel, de la fonction publique française à l'Organisation mondiale du commerce en passant par les plus hautes instances européennes.

New books added to the Library collection - March 2017

New books added to the Library collection - March 2017

We would like to introduce you to the latest titles available on the Library shelves. As usual we present the link to our catalogue and a short abstract on each new book.

Think Tank Review - Issue 43/2017

Think Tank Review - Issue 43/2017

Welcome to issue 43 of the Think Tank Review compiled by the EU Council Library. It references papers published in January 2017.

New books added to the Library collection - February 2017

We would like to introduce you to a list of newcomers to our collection. As usual we present the link to our catalogue and a short abstract on each new book.

Think Tank Review - Issue 42/2017

Welcome to issue 42 of the Think Tank Review compiled by the EU Council Library. It references papers published in December 2016.

'Operation Welcome: how Strasbourg remained a seat of European institutions, 1949-1979' by Claudia Leskien

Interview with Dr. Claudia Leskien about her PhD dissertation, researching experience and her first book.

New books added to the Library collection - January 2017

Happy New Year, dear book lovers! We hope that you enjoyed your holidays and made a fresh start in 2017! For those of you who have crossed off all the titles on their reading lists, we have picked some fantastic new books that are definitely worth your time!

'International Organizations and Military Affairs' by Hylke Dijkstra (Routledge, 2016)

Interview with Dr Hylke Dijkstra, who presents his new book International organizations and military affairs and talks about how it feels to be Editor-in-Chief of an academic journal.