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List of European Councils

This is a list of European Councils (also referred to as EU summits); the meetings of the European Council, an institution of the European Union (EU) comprising heads of state or government of EU member states. They started in 1975 as tri-annual meetings, but now take place at least four times a year and, in recent years, usually six times, either for a single day or for two days (see list below).

List

The first seven summit meetings were held from 1961-1974, but this was before the formal establishment of the European Council. Some sources however consider them to be the informal seven first meetings of the European Council.[1]

1975–2009

# Year Date Type EU Council presidency President-in-Office Host city
1 1975 10–11 March Liam Cosgrave Dublin
2 16–17 July Aldo Moro Brussels
3 1–2 December Rome
4 1976 1–2 April Gaston Thorn Luxembourg
5 12–13 July Joop den Uyl Brussels
6 29–30 November The Hague
7 1977 25–27 March James Callaghan Rome
8 29–30 June London
9 5–6 December Leo Tindemans Brussels
10 1978 7–8 April Anker Jørgensen Copenhagen
11 6–7 July Helmut Schmidt Bremen
12 4–5 December Brussels
13 1979 12–13 March Valéry Giscard d'Estaing Paris
14 21–22 June Strasbourg
15 29–30 November Jack Lynch Dublin
16 1980 17–18 April Francesco Cossiga Luxembourg
17 12–13 June Venice
18 1–2 December Pierre Werner Luxembourg
19 1981 23–24 March Dries van Agt Maastricht
20 29–30 June Luxembourg
21 26–27 November Margaret Thatcher London
22 1982 29–30 March Wilfried Martens Brussels
23 28–29 June Brussels
24 3–4 December Poul Schlüter Copenhagen
25 1983 21–22 March Helmut Kohl Brussels
26 17–19 June Stuttgart
27 4–6 December Andreas Papandreou Athens
28 1984 19–20 March François Mitterrand Brussels
29 25–26 June Fontainebleau
30 3–4 December Garret FitzGerald Dublin
31 1985 29–30 March Bettino Craxi Brussels
32 28–29 June Milan
33 2–3 December Jacques Santer Luxembourg
34 1986 26–27 June Ruud Lubbers The Hague
35 5–6 December Margaret Thatcher London
36 1987 29–30 June Wilfried Martens Brussels
37 4–5 December Poul Schlüter Copenhagen
38 1988 11–13 February Helmut Kohl Brussels
39 27–28 June Hanover
40 2–3 December Andreas Papandreou Rhodes
41 1989 26–27 June Felipe González Madrid
42 18 November Informal François Mitterrand Paris
43 8–9 December Strasbourg
44 1990 28 April Extraordinary Charles Haughey Dublin
45 25–26 June Dublin
46 27–28 October Giulio Andreotti Rome
47 14–15 December Rome
48 1991 8 April Informal Jacques Santer Luxembourg
49 28–29 June Luxembourg
50 9–10 December Ruud Lubbers Maastricht
51 1992 27 June Aníbal Cavaco Silva Lisbon
52 16 October John Major Birmingham
53 11–12 December Edinburgh
54 1993 21–22 June Poul Nyrup Rasmussen Copenhagen
55 29 October Jean-Luc Dehaene Brussels
56 10–11 December Brussels
57 1994 24–25 June Andreas Papandreou Corfu
58 15 July Helmut Kohl Brussels
59 9–10 December Essen
60 1995 26–27 June Jacques Chirac Cannes
61 22–23 October Extraordinary Felipe González Majorca
62 15–16 December Madrid
63 1996 29–30 March Lamberto Dini Turin
64 21–22 June Romano Prodi Florence
65 5 October Extraordinary John Bruton Dublin
66 13–14 December Dublin
67 1997 23 May Informal Wim Kok Noordwijk
68 16–17 June Amsterdam
69 20–21 November Extraordinary Jean-Claude Juncker Luxembourg
70 12–13 December Luxembourg
71 1998 3 May Tony Blair Brussels
72 15–16 June Cardiff
73 24–25 October Informal Viktor Klima Pörtschach
74 11–12 December Vienna
75 1999 26 February March Informal Gerhard Schröder Königswinter
76 25–26 March Berlin
77 14 April Informal Brussels
78 3–4 June Cologne
79 15–16 October Paavo Lipponen Tampere
80 10–11 December Helsinki
81 2000 23–24 March António Guterres Lisbon
82 19–20 June Santa Maria da Feira
83 13–14 October Informal Jacques Chirac Biarritz
84 7–9 December Nice
85 2001 23–24 March Göran Persson Stockholm
86 15–16 June Gothenburg
87 21 September Informal Guy Verhofstadt Brussels
88 19 October Informal Ghent
89 14–15 December Laken
90 2002 15–16 March José María Aznar López Barcelona
91 21–22 June Seville
92 24–25 October Anders Fogh Rasmussen Brussels
93 12–13 December Copenhagen
94 2003 17 February Extraordinary Costas Simitis Brussels
95 20–21 March Brussels
96 16–17 April Informal Athens
97 20 June Thessaloniki
98 4 October Extraordinary Silvio Berlusconi Rome
99 16–17 October Brussels
100 12–13 December Brussels
101 2004 25–26 March Bertie Ahern Brussels
102 17–18 June Brussels
103 4–5 November Jan Peter Balkenende Brussels
104 16–17 December Brussels
105 2005 22–23 March Jean-Claude Juncker Brussels
106 16–17 June Brussels
107 27 October Informal Tony Blair Hampton Court
108 15–16 December Brussels
109 2006 23–24 March Wolfgang Schüssel Brussels
110 15–16 June Brussels
111 20 October Informal Matti Vanhanen Lahti
112 14–15 December Brussels
113 2007 8–9 March Angela Merkel Brussels
114 21–22 June Brussels
115 18–19 October Informal José Sócrates Lisbon
116 14 December Brussels
117 2008 13–14 March Janez Janša Brussels
118 19–20 June Brussels
119 13–14 July Extraordinary Nicolas Sarkozy Paris
120 1 September Extraordinary Brussels
12 October Euro summit Paris
121 15–16 October Brussels
122 7 November Informal Brussels
123 11–12 December Brussels
124 2009 1 March Informal Mirek Topolánek Brussels
125 19–20 March Brussels
126 5 April Informal
(EU-USA summit)
Jan Fischer Prague
127 18–19 June Brussels
128 17 September Informal Fredrik Reinfeldt Brussels
129 29–30 October Brussels
130 19 November Informal Brussels
131 10–11 December Brussels

2010–present

# Year Date Type President Location Conclusion
132 2010 11 February Informal Herman Van Rompuy
(1st term)[6]
Solvay Library, Brussels Press conference video.
25 March Euro summit Justus Lipsius building, Brussels [64].
133 25–26 March Scheduled Justus Lipsius building, Brussels 2.
7 May Euro summit Justus Lipsius building, Brussels Press conference video.
134 17 June Scheduled Justus Lipsius building, Brussels Press conference video.
135 16 September Justus Lipsius building, Brussels Press conference video.
136 28–29 October Scheduled Justus Lipsius building, Brussels 2.
137 16–17 December Scheduled Justus Lipsius building, Brussels Press conference video.
138 2011 4 February Scheduled Justus Lipsius building, Brussels Press conference video.
11 March Euro summit Justus Lipsius building, Brussels Press conference video.
139 11 March Extraordinary Justus Lipsius building, Brussels Press conference video.
140 24–25 March Scheduled Justus Lipsius building, Brussels 2.
141 23–24 June Scheduled Justus Lipsius building, Brussels 2.
21 July Euro summit Justus Lipsius building, Brussels Press conference video.
142 23 October Scheduled Justus Lipsius building, Brussels Press conference video.
23–26 October Euro summit Justus Lipsius building, Brussels 2.
143 26 October Informal Justus Lipsius building, Brussels [79].
144 8–9 December Scheduled Justus Lipsius building, Brussels 2.
9 December Euro summit Justus Lipsius building, Brussels [81].
2012 30 January Euro summit Justus Lipsius building, Brussels [82].
145 30 January Informal Justus Lipsius building, Brussels Press conference video.
146 1–2 March Scheduled Solvay Library, Brussels 2.
2 March Euro summit Solvay Library, Brussels [85].
147 23 May Informal Justus Lipsius building, Brussels Press conference video.
148 28–29 June Scheduled Herman Van Rompuy
(2nd term)[6]
Justus Lipsius building, Brussels 2.
28–29 June Euro summit Justus Lipsius building, Brussels Press conference video.
149 18–19 October Scheduled Justus Lipsius building, Brussels 2.
150 22–23 November Scheduled Justus Lipsius building, Brussels Press conference video.
151 13–14 December Scheduled Justus Lipsius building, Brussels Press conference video.
152 2013 7–8 February Scheduled Justus Lipsius building, Brussels Multiannual Financial Framework.
14 March Euro summit Justus Lipsius building, Brussels [93].
153 14–15 March Scheduled Justus Lipsius building, Brussels Press conference video.
154 22 May Scheduled Justus Lipsius building, Brussels Press conference video.

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Cologne 1999

The European Council met in Cologne on 3–4 June 1999 to consider issues after the Treaty of Amsterdam came into force. Romano Prodi presented his plan for the future Commission's work and reform program. The Council called for an EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.

The Council designated Javier Solana for the post of Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union (with Pierre de Boissieu as his deputy) and High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). It decided on a common policy on Russia (first use of the CFSP). Adopted the declaration on Kosovo. In relation to the European Security and Defence Policy, a major element of the CFSP, the council declared that the EU "must have the capacity for autonomous action, backed up by credible military forces, the means to decide to use them, and a readiness to do so, in order to respond to international crises without prejudice to actions by NATO." (Declared in St Malo by France and Great Britain)

Laken 2001

The Laken European Council was held at the royal palace at Laken, Belgium on 14–15 December 2001.

The main matters the Laken European Council dealt with were: new measures in the area of Justice and Home Affairs: the European arrest warrant, a common definition of terrorism, and EUROJUST; the seats of 10 new EU agencies—after hours of disagreement, the European Council failed to reach an agreement and decided to leave the decision until next year; the impending introduction of Euro cash (the European Council met with the Finance ministers to consider this); the progress of EU enlargement; the adoption of the Laken Declaration on the Future of Europe, establishing the European Convention, to be presided over with former President of France, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, as President of the Convention, and former Italian Prime Minister Giuliano Amato and former Belgian Prime Minister Jean-Luc Dehaene as Vice-Presidents. The Convention was tasked with drafting the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe, and would have about 60 members, drawn from national governments, national Parliamentarians, the European Parliament, and the European Commission, and include representatives from the candidate countries. The declaration reviews the progress of European integration over the last fifty years, tracing it back to its origins in the horrors of World War II, and poses a number of questions to be answered by the Convention.[8][9]

See also

References

External links

  • Europa
  • European NAvigator
  • General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union
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