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  • He called European Council President Herman Van Rompuy Wednesday and they agreed that the new Greek rescue plan and the "reform of the European mechanism" to help eurozone countries should be approved as soon as possible by European governments to shore up confidence in markets, the premier's office said in statement. Chronicle

  • At the moment, member states are referred to the European Council, which rarely takes tough action.

    The Guardian World News

  • The bank argued that the European Council, which is made up of representatives of governments, "should have less room for halting or suspending procedures against the member states."

    ECB: EU Should Surrender Budget Powers

  • The European Council is the highest political body in the EU.

    Laura Liswood: The Other Woman Running For President

  • As we have pointed out before, the European Council is a quasi institution of the European Union which is, itself a treaty organisation.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • However, as the European Council was a forum for the individual government heads it fell outside of the EU structure.

    European Constitution - an update

  • The European Council is the institution comprising the heads of states and governments, whereas the Council is the portmanteau term which describes the various sectoral groups of national ministers which meet periodically to approve legislation proposed by the Commission.

    A failure to understand

  • Cameron has been speaking to other EU leaders in a bid to avoid isolation, and on Thursday called European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, who will take over the rotating EU presidency in January, a spokesperson for Cameron said.

    Reuters: Top News

  • The European Council, which is made up of EU heads of state, would be able to recommend that a member state seek financial assistance. - Top Stories

  • However in Berlin Monday, the EU Monetary Affairs Commissioner, Olli Rehn, said that "Germany has committed to the position of the European Council, which is to create a European and eurozone mechanism for conditional and coordinated assistance."

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper


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