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EuroComment has for 15 years published electronic publications on every meeting of the European Council, the core of the European system of government.
The author of the Briefing Notes is Peter Ludlow, founding director of CEPS in Brussels and executive president of the European Strategy Forum. Described by the Financial Times as ‘Brussels’ ultimate insider’, Peter Ludlow has been closely involved with EU affairs for over 30 years.
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Described by the Financial Times, as ‘Brussels’ ultimate insider’, Peter Ludlow has been closely involved with EU affairs for over thirty years. Read more

  • European Strategy Forum

    • The last meeting of the European Strategy Forum in Dubrovnik in January discussed the problem of Eastern Mediterranean Security. The next meeting at the end of April, also to be held in Dubrovnik, will focus on EU Energy policy.

      For the latest information about this unique discussion group see the News page.
  • Latest Publications List

    • Pre-summit Briefing 2016/3

      17-18 March 2016: Refugees, Turkey and the European Economy  There will once again be two summits rather than one. The first, the Spring Council, will begin
    • Pre-summit Briefing 2016/2

       7 March 2016: a European consensus on migration policy at last? Monday’s twin summits, the first over lunch with the Turkish prime minister, and the second,
    • Commentary 2016/2

      David Cameron’s deal with the EU David Cameron eventually got his deal with the rest of the EU on 19 February. This was hardly surprising. Even
    • Preliminary Evaluation 2015/12

      The note on the December European Council is being published later than we expected or hoped. The reasons for this delay are explained in the synopsis.
    • Pre-summit Briefing 2016/1

      18-19 February 2016: The British Problem and Migration Policy The two latest publications deal with the migration crisis – yet again. The evaluation of the EU/Turkey
    • Commentary 2016/1

       Britain and Europe: the outlook in January 2016 When assessing the UK’s chances of remaining within the EU, it is important to distinguish between the renegotiation