The European Council, consisting of the EU's heads of state or government and the Commission President, and meeting at least twice a year. It is intended to have a strategic role in the EU (under Article 4 of the EU Treaty). See paragraphs 62-5.
The term used to describe the regular meetings of the Heads of State or Government of the EU Member States. Its objectives are to give the EU the impetus it needs in order to develop further and to define general policy guidelines.
A body formed when the heads of state or government of European Union (EU-- q.v.) member states meet. Held at least twice a year, these meetings determine the major guidelines for the EU's future development.
a meeting of the heads of the national governments, which is held normally four times a year. Disagreements at the Council of Ministers are sometimes referred here. (more information)
The European Council sets the broad political guidelines for the Union. It brings together the Heads of State or of Government of the Member States together with the President of the Commission. It usually meets about four times a year.
Established in 1975 as a forum for the leaders of the Member States, meeting twice yearly (three times until 1986), with the Presidency rotating across the Member States every six months. Legally recognised by the Single European Act, it is another and the most senior manifestation of the Council of Ministers. The Treaty on European Union made it directly responsible for the European Union intergovernmental pillars of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and Justice and Home Affairs (JHA).
The European Council, often called a European Summit and not to be confused with the Council of Europe or the Council of the European Union, is the term used to describe the regular meetings of the Heads of State or Government of the EU Member States. It meets at least twice a year at the end of each Presidency, and generally also in the spring and autumn. The President of the European Commission also attends as a full member. It defines general policy guidelines and gives the European Union the impetus it needs to develop further.
The body uniting Heads of States and Governments having specific responsibilities in the institutional process to EMU.
The body uniting Heads of States and Governments and/or specific Ministers of the Member States. The European Council includes, for example, the Council of Economic Ministers, the Council of Ministers for Foreign Affairs, etc.
The EU's highest decision-making body consisting of Heads from the Member States. It generally meets twice under each Presidency. All meetings are held in Brussels. It has overall responsibility for the general direction of EU policy.
The regular meetings of the heads of state and government of the Member States. These meetings are convened twice a year and are also attended by the President of the Commission. The European Council meets to give guidance to the general policy direction of the EU institutions and provide a stimulus to new developments.
The European Council, informally called the European summit, is a meeting of the heads of state or government of the European Union, and the President of the European Commission.