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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

 
  • The EU’s Strategic Agenda for the next five years

    • The European Strategy Forum will meet in Lisbon at the end March. The subject is:
      The EU’s Strategic Agenda for the next five years
      Many senior EU institutions representatives and government officials will meet with academics, commentators and business executives for a free and frank (under the Chatham House Rule) discussion over one and a half days. More »
  • Latest Publications List

    • Pre-summit Briefing 2019/3

      9 May: Sibiu The informal meeting of EU27’s leaders in Sibiu on 9 May is likely to be more interesting and relevant than the dreamy and
    • Pre-summit Briefing 2019/2

      10 April: Brexit round 12 Tomorrow’s special session of the European Council in article 50 formation will be the twelfth of its kind. Which says an
    • Pre-summit Briefing 2019/1

      21-22 March: Economic Policy, Climate Change, China and Brexit As the draft Conclusions confirm, the March European Council has a heavy and important agenda, including an
    • European Council Briefing Note 2018/6/7/8

      October, November and December: Brexit centre stage at last The present note is a narrative in the proper sense of the term: an attempt to give
    • Pre-summit Briefing 2018/8

      13-14 December: Everything in order except Brexit The preparations for this week’s meetings of heads of state and government have for the most part been orderly,
    • European Council Briefing Note 2018/4

      June 28-29: Migration Policy, Security and Defence, Economic Policy, Brexit and the Future of the Euro  There were three meetings rather than one: a meeting of