The European Council

EENI- School of International Business

Subject: The European Council of the European Union. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the European Council: The political arm of the European Union
  2. The political priorities of the EU
  3. The Strategic Agenda for the Union in times of change of the European Council
  4. The conclusions of the European Council
  5. The Euro Summit
  6. The Council of the European Union
  7. The EUROGROUP

The objectives of the subject “The European Council” are the following:

  1. To understand the role of the European Council as the political arm of the European Union
  2. To know the EU's political priorities
  3. To learn the Strategic Agenda for the Union in times of change of the European Council
The subject “The European Council” is studied...
  1. Doctorate: Europe
  2. Online Masters: European Union, International Business
  3. Course: Introduction to the EU

Languages of study English or Spanish Consejo Europeo French EU Portuguese EU

Sample of the subject - The European Council:
European Council

Description of the Subject - The European Council:

The European Council is the political institution of the European Union, that is, it defines the overall political strategy of the EU (Europe). The European Council has no legislative capacity.

The twenty eight heads of state of the countries of the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, the United Kingdom (BREXIT), the Czech Republic, Romania, and Sweden) are members of the European Council, in addition to its President and the President of the European European Commission.

In the cases where the issues related to the EU Foreign Policy are being discussed, the European Union's Foreign and Security Policy (European External Action Service) is also involved.

In virtually all discussions of the European Council, decisions are taken by consensus.

The priorities of the Strategic Agenda for the Union in times of change:

  1. Employment, growth and competitiveness. Includes the Digital Single Market initiative
  2. Citizenship
  3. Energy and climate change policies
  4. Justice, security and freedom
  5. The European Union's global leadership

The European Council belongs to the European Economic Area of the Western Civilisation.



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