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EuroComment has for 17 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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About Peter Ludlow

Described by the Financial Times, as ‘Brussels’ ultimate insider’, Peter Ludlow has been closely involved with EU affairs for over thirty years. Read more

  • Brexit Briefings

    • The third Brexit Briefing at the Athenaeum Club in London on 19 January was an intense and thought- provoking session. Participants were briefed on the present state of play in the relationship between EU27 and the UK.
      The next Brexit Briefing will be held on Friday 13 April. More »
  • Latest Publications List

    • Pre-summit Briefing 2018/2

      22-23 March: Trade Policy, Taxation, Turkey, Russia, Brexit and EMU There will once again be three meetings rather than one this week. The first, on 22
    • Pre-summit Briefing 2018/1

      23 February: Institutions and Money  The European Council meeting on 23 February is informal and is likely to be relatively short. After a brief exchange of
    • European Council Briefing Note 2017/9

      December 2017: migration policy, the euro and Brexit  Three features of the meeting are highlighted for special mention in the conclusions at the end of the paper:
    • Pre-summit Briefing 2017/8

      14-15 December: Donald Tusk throws down the gauntlet There will be no less than three summits on Thursday and Friday: an ordinary meeting of the European Council,
    • European Council Briefing Note 2017/8

      November 2017: a trial run for the Leaders’ Agenda  This is a very short note indeed, which will be best read as a postscript to the
    • European Council Briefing Note 2017/7

      October 2017: the Leaders’ Agenda The European Council on 19-20 October had a crowded agenda. One item, the Leaders’ Agenda was more important than any of