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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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  • European Strategy Forum

    • The next meeting of the European Strategy Forum will be held in the Algarve from 7-9 July. It will consider the options and priorities for the EU after the results of the UK’s vote on EU membership are known.

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

    • Pre-summit Briefing 2016/6

      20-21 October 2016: Beyond Bratislava The European Council meets every year in October and these meetings are planned well in advance. The agenda for this week’s
    • European Council Briefing Note 2016/4-5

      June and September 2016  The European Union without Britain The present paper deals with three meetings rather than one: the meeting of the European Council on
    • Pre-summit Briefing 2016/5

      16 September 2016: EU27 and the future of the Union The  Bratislava  meeting  will  be  a  one  day  affair,  beginning  at  10.00  am  and  finishing-  if  all
    • Commentary 2016/5

      Reflections on Brexit: why Leave won and what its victory means Previous commentaries asked the question what if? What would happen if British voters opted to
    • Pre-summit Briefing 2016/4

      28-29 June 2016: Fog over the Channel, Continent cut off   Donald Tusk’s letter of invitation was circulated on 24 June, four days before the European
    • European Council Briefing Note 2016/1-3

      February and March 2016  Migration Policy, the British Question and Economic Policy This is a very long paper. There is also a lot of narrative which