Welcome to EuroComment

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 Brexit Briefings on 13 April discussed both the politics & economics of Brexit. Senior speakers from Brussels and London gave a sober picture of developments and several company speakers confirmed that plans were already underway to relocate parts of their business in EU countries. The conclusions of the conference can be seen in Brexit Briefing 18/2 which is available to participants at the meeting and EuroComment subscribers.
      The next Brexit Briefing at the Athenaeum Club will be in July. Contact us if you would like to attend this fee paying event. More »
  • Latest Publications List

    • Pre-summit Briefing 2018/6

      17-18 October: Brexit, Migration, Internal Security and the Euro This time, Brexit really is the main story. There will be no formal negotiations, needless to say.
    • European Council Briefing Note 2018/5

      September 19-20 in Salzburg: Migration Policy, Internal Security and Brexit Brexit was always likely to be on the agenda at Salzburg. Those who were responsible for
    • Pre-summit Briefing 2018/5

      19-20 September: Migration, Internal Security and Brexit If the British media are to be believed, the informal European Council in Salzburg this week will be all
    • Pre-summit Briefing 2018/4

      28-29 June: Migration Policy, Security and Defence, Economic Policy, the Future of the Euro and Brexit The heads of state or government will as so often
    • European Council Briefing Note 2018/2

      March: challenges of the digital era, EMU present and future, trade policy, Russia, Turkey, migration policy and Brexit The March European Council did not go according
    • European Strategy Forum June 2018

      Migration Policy and Mediterranean Security  Nobody who took part in the European Strategy Forum meeting in Dubrovnik on 7-9 June was under any illusions about the