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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

Think Tank Review - Issue 48/2017

Think Tank Review - Issue 48/2017

Welcome to issue 48 of the Think Tank Review. It references papers published in June 2017. This edition has a special focus on education and its links with migration both within and into the EU.

Summer Reading Suggestions

Summer Reading Suggestions

For many of us, summer holidays are a chance to relax, unwind and catch up on some reading. That is why the Library and Research team has taken the initiative to help you select books to read over your holidays. 

New books added to the Library collection - July 2017

New books added to the Library collection - July 2017

Explore the new arrivals on the Library shelves and decide which book you will take with you during your Summer break.

Think Tank Review - Issue 47/2017

Welcome to issue 47 of the Think Tank Review. It references papers published in May 2017. The Special Focus of this issue is: Africa.

Think Tank Review - Special Issue: the EU and migration

A compilation of articles related to the EU and migration included in the Think Tank Review since April 2016.

Les défis actuels et à venir de l'Europe de la défense

Les défis actuels et à venir de l'Europe de la défense

L'ambassadeur Pierre Vimont était présent au Press Club Brussels Europe pour évoquer les défis actuels et à venir de l'Europe de la défense. 

Celebrating 30 years of the Erasmus Programme

Celebrating 30 years of the Erasmus Programme

This year the Erasmus Programme is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The Erasmus Programme has helped millions of young people and education professionals to travel abroad, study, and gain experience and skills.

British Library metadata experts present RDA at the Council Library and Research Sector

British Library metadata experts present RDA at the Council Library and Research Sector

British Library metadata experts presented a new content standard, Resource Description and Access, at the Library and Research Sector.

Europe: A Nietzschean Perspective by Stefan Elbe

This blog post was written by our guest blogger Slaven Lendić, a trainee in the Croatian translation unit. for whom the book is quite unique as it is not standard practice to explicitly connect philosophers with the European Union. This book is a positive exception to that rule.

Portugal’s government solution: an inspiration for the European left

Portugal’s government solution: an inspiration for the European left

The Library and Research team attended an event at the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) about the Portuguese government solution, an inspiration for the European left.