Is the European Council the same as the Council of the European Union?

Is the European Council the same as the Council of the European Union?

Together with the European Parliament, the Council is the main decision-making body of the EU. Not to be confused with: European Council – quarterly summits, where EU leaders meet to set the broad direction of EU policy making. Council of Europe – not an EU body at all.

When did Ireland last hold the presidency of the European Council?

June 2013
The Presidency of the Council of the EU rotates among the 28 Member States every six months. Ireland will hold the Presidency for the 7th time from January to June 2013. The presiding Member State advances the Union’s ongoing work agenda, and has an opportunity to shape and influence EU policy and legislation.

What is a European Council resolution?

In this non-binding resolution, the Council of the European Union takes stock of certain developments and/or sets general goals. The resolution’s value is political in nature, as it does not state how to achieve a set goal. The resolution is no longer in official use.

What are the 7 institutions of the EU?

EU Institutions

  • European Council. The European Council brings together the heads of state or government of every EU country and decides on the political direction of the EU.
  • Council of the European Union.
  • European Commission.
  • European Parliament.
  • European Court of Justice.
  • Court of Auditors.
  • European Ombudsman.

What is the official national symbol of Ireland?

the Harp
The official State emblems of Ireland are the Harp and the Shamrock. The National Flag is not a State emblem but is protected under the Irish Constitution.

What are European Council conclusions?

What are European Council conclusions? European Council conclusions are adopted during each European Council meeting. They are used to identify specific issues of concern for the EU and outline particular actions to take or goals to reach.