What is the Council of the European Union?
The Council of the European Union (“The Council”) is the main decision making body of the EU. It is a co-legislator with the European Parliament. The Council of the European Union negotiates and adopts EU legislation together with the European Parliament. It was established in the 1950s and is made up of National Government Ministers grouped together by policy area, consisting of ten configurations of 28 ministers.
Some additional activities of Council of the European Union:
- Coordinates policies
- Developers common foreign and security policies
- Concludes international agreements
- Adopts EU budget with the European Parliament