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Just the Facts: European Council 20 & 21 October 2016

Leaders of the 28 EU Member States met in Brussels on 20 and 21 October 2016.  This was the first formal European Council meeting to take place since Theresa May replaced David Cameron as UK Prime Minister on 13 July, following the result of the referendum on the UK’s membership […]

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Just the Facts: The European Union, Turkey and the Migrant Crisis – The March European Council summit

Since the start of 2015, more than 1 million migrants have entered the EU on boats from Turkey to Greece, including nearly 150,000 in 2016 alone. In an effort to find a common approach to Europe’s worsening migrant crisis, the 28 EU Heads of State and Government have been holding […]

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Just the Facts: European Council Summit 22-23 November 2012

On Thursday 22 and Friday 23 November, the European Council held a special Summit in order to try to reach a consensus agreement on the terms of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF).  The MFF will determine the budget of the EU for 2014-2020.  Prior to this Summit, the President of […]

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