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EuroComment has for 16 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

    • A new initiative was an extra, rather shorter meeting, on the Energy Union. This took place at Hotel Dukes’ Palace, Brugge from 18/19 November. It was an extremely lively meeting where a whole range of new developments and possibilities were discussed. The annual meeting on the Euro will take place from November 24 to 26 in Dubrovnik.

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

    • European Council Briefing Note 2016/7

      December 2016 Migration, Security, Russia, Ukraine, Syria, Cyprus, the economy and Brexit As the opening sentence of the synopsis acknowledges, this paper is long overdue. For
    • Pre-summit Briefing 2017/2

      March: A presidential election, economic and social policy, migration, security and defence, the Western Balkans, enhanced cooperation and the future of the EU  As the title
    • Pre-summit Briefing 2017/1

      3 February: Migration, the Future of the EU and Global Politics The idea of holding an informal meeting of heads of state and government in Malta
    • Commentary 2017/1

      Between a rock and a hard place: Mrs May’s dilemma This is a long essay. The argument is however simple. Following the 23 June vote, the
    • Pre-summit Briefing 2016/7

      15 December: Migration, Security and Brexit Barring unforeseen accidents, the December European Council will begin and end in one day. Under the new regime which was
    • European Council Briefing Note 2016/6

      October 2016  Migration, Russia, Syria and Trade The October European Council got a bad press. Undeservedly so. It was not one of the European Council’s most