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  Council of the European Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It should also be distinguished from the European Council, which is a separate but closely related institution, composed of the heads of state or government of the member states in the European Union, and the President of the European Commission.
The Council is assisted by COREPER, which consists of representatives of the member-state at the level of diplomats or high-level civil servants.
The President of the Council is the Foreign Minister of the state currently holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union; while the Secretary-General is a civil servant, the head of the Council Secretariat.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/c/co/council_of_the_european_union.html   (486 words)

  
 Council of the European Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Council of the European Union is sometimes referred to in official European Union documents simply as the Council, and it is often informally referred to as the Council of Ministers (which will become its official name if the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe is adopted).
The President of the Council is a Minister of the state currently holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union; while the Secretary-General is the head of the Council Secretariat, chosen by the member states by unanimity.
The Council is assisted by Committee of Permanent Representatives(COREPER), which consists of the ambassadors or their deputies from the diplomatic representations of the Member States to the European Communities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Council_of_the_European_Union   (1042 words)

  
 European Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The European Union or EU is an intergovernmental and supranational union of 25 European countries, known as member states.
Supporters of the European Union argue that the growth of the EU is a force for peace and democracy.
The European Communities are one of the three pillars of the European Union, being both the most important pillar and the only one to operate primarily through supranational institutions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/European_Union   (5098 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Council of the European Union (International Organizations) - Encyclopedia
Council of the European Union, branch of the governing body of the European Union (EU) that has the final vote on legislation proposed by the European Commission and deliberated by the European Parliament.
Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, the Council was established as the Council of Ministers of the European Communities in 1967, when the EU's predecessor, the European Community, was formally constituted.
The council is composed of one minister from the government of each EU nation.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/C/CouncilEU.html   (333 words)

  
 Equipo Nizkor - Conclusions of the Council of the European Union on the ICC.
Equipo Nizkor - Conclusions of the Council of the European Union on the ICC.
Conclusions of the Council of the European Union on the ICC.
The European Union reaffirms its determination to encourage the widest possible international support for the ICC through ratification or accession to the Rome Statute and its commitment to support the ICC as a valuable instrument of the world community to combat impunity for the most serious international crimes.
www.derechos.org /nizkor/icc/council30sep.html   (982 words)

  
 Council of the European Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Council is the Union’s main decision-making body, comprising the representatives of the 15 Member States at ministerial level.
Each year the Council adopts draft guidelines for the economic policies of the Member States, which are then included in the conclusions of the European Council.
The European Council is the term used to describe the regular meetings of the Heads of State or Government of the EU Member States.
www.eu2003.gr /en/articles/2002/12/5/1123   (340 words)

  
 European Union. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The EC, which is the core of the EU, originally referred to the group of Western European nations that belonged to each of three treaty organizations—the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), the European Economic Community (EEC), and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom).
The European Commission, which has executive and some legislative functions, is headquartered there, as is the Council of the European Union; it is also where the various committees of the European Parliament generally meet to prepare for the monthly sessions in Strasbourg, France.
In actions taken later that year the EU agreed to absorb the functions of the Western European Union, a comparatively dormant European defense alliance, thus moving toward making the EU a military power with defensive and peacekeeping capabilities.
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 EUROPA - European Union institutions and other bodies - The Council of the European Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Moreover, each minister in the Council is answerable to his or her national parliament and to the citizens that parliament represents.
This is not a European army: the personnel remain members of their national armed forces and under national command, and their role is limited to carrying out humanitarian, rescue, peacekeeping and other crisis management tasks.
In 2004, Mr Javier Solana was re-appointed Secretary-General of the Council.
europa.eu.int /institutions/council/index_en.htm   (1531 words)

  
 Madrid European Council Conclusions - III
The European Council is pleased that the conditions exist for establishing contractual cooperation relations between the Union and the FYROM and asks the Council to approve the negotiating directives before the end of 1995 with a view to concluding a Cooperation and Trade Agreement which takes full account of its aspirations.
The European Council therefore urges the Commission to propose a suitable regional cooperation initiative to be presented to the Heads of State and of Government of the Council of Baltic Sea States at their Conference in Visby on 3 and 4 May 1996, and thereafter report to the European Council in Florence.
The European Council expresses its satisfaction at the approval by the Ministerial Council of the Western European Union, meeting in Madrid in November 1995, of the WEU contribution to the 1996 Intergovernmental Conference confirming the desirability of strengthening links between the European Union and the WEU.
www.hri.org /docs/madrid95/madr-c3.html   (3309 words)

  
 Council of Europe vs. European Union
The Council of Europe is one of the bodies which constitutes the European Union.
Council of Europe, not Council of the European Union.
The Council of Europe however is a loose union of countries, comparable to the UN or the OECD.
www.webmasterworld.com /forum18/842.htm   (637 words)

  
 European Union Places Full Internet Access High on its Agenda
The Council comprises all ministers of all member states; the Commission is composed of the Chairman and all 15 Commissioners; and the Parliament consists of individuals directly chosen by the people of the member states.
The Council of the European Union declares itself as a real supporter of "full access of the net" and decided to discuss this matter with the European Parliament and the European Commission.
European institutes and member state governments are asked to fulfill priority 1 as well as priority 2 of the W3C/WCAG guidelines.
www.disabilityworld.org /09-10_02/access/internetaccess.shtml   (570 words)

  
 Council of the European Union
European Union: Organizational Structure - Organizational Structure The EC, which is the core of the EU, originally referred to the group of...
European Commission - European Commission, branch of the governing body of the European Union (EU) invested with...
European Parliament - European Parliament, a branch of the governing body of the European Union (EU).
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 Statewatch News online: Critique of EU's defintion of terrorism
The European Commission put forward a proposed Framework Decision on combating terrorism (24.9.01), the European Parliament was "consulted" and the final decision lay with the Council (representing the 15 EU governments).
This was the extent of the Council's draft positions on 10 October, 26 October and 14 November.
At this plenary session of the European Parliament Mr Vittorino, the European Commissioner for justice and home affairs, tried to argue that it was never the intention for the definition to cover protests, "The Council and the Commission agreed this from the very outset", he said.
www.statewatch.org /news/2002/feb/06Aep.htm   (1411 words)

  
 Council of the European Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Council is a body with the characteristics of both a supranational and intergovernmental organisation, deciding some matters by qualified majority voting, and others by unanimity.
The Treaty on European Union based the Union's activities on three 'pillars' and established that mainly decisions should be taken either by qualified majority voting or by unanimity.
The Treaty on European Union increased the European Parliament's say through a co-decision procedure, which means that a wide range of legislation (such as internal market, consumer affairs, trans-European networks, education and health) is adopted both by the Parliament and the Council.
www.investing-in-europe.com /en/html/consejo.htm   (1260 words)

  
 Case Studies - The European Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Despite their public commitment to openness, EU institutions - especially the Council of the European Union (the 15 EU governments) and the European Commission wanted to control which documents were released and which were not.
When the European Parliament finally got down to discussing the Commission's proposal in the autumn of 2000 their first reading report was by common consensus a "mess" and the first drafts of the Council's position was no better.
The Presidency of the Council lost patience in April and cobbled together a typical Brussels "compromise" in which the politicians and bureaucrats effectively closed ranks and said that "this was the best that could be achieved".
www.freedominfo.org /case/eustudy.htm   (1007 words)

  
 European Union Library Resource Center: Council of the European Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Council of the European Union (sometimes referred to as the Council of Ministers) is the Union's main decision-making institution.
Council decisions under the first pillar are adopted on the basis of Commission proposals.
Information Handbook of the Council of the European Union: Official publication covering basic concepts, information on Council activities, and useful contacts and addresses.
www.library.uiuc.edu /edx/EU/council_eu.htm   (264 words)

  
 NYU Law - Library, European Union Research
The legal instruments of Justice and Home Affairs are guidelines set by the European Council; common positions, framework decisions (to be implemented by the Member States), decisions and implementing measures, resolutions, declarations, and conclusions adopted by the Council; and conventions proposed by the Council subject to ratification by the Member States.
Bulletin of the European Union (formerly Bulletin of the European Communities) is useful for tracking the legislative process and gathering citations to documents, but it is slow to be published.
Published in the O.J. C Series, e.g., Council Resolution of 16 November 2000 on a European space strategy, 2000 O.J. Legislative acts and non-binding acts are collected and published in the Official Journal of the European Union (O.J.) Prior to February 1, 2003, the title was the Official Journal of the European Communities.
www.law.nyu.edu /library/euguide.html   (6306 words)

  
 European Union FREE EDUCATIONAL VIDEO SERIES
The Council Of The European Union (1998) : 7 Min.
This video presents the role and the tasks of the Council of the European Union; a remarkable institution, since on one hand the Council legislates and takes decisions for the Union, and on the other, it is the body where Member States can put forward their individual interests within the Union.
The single currency is the fruit of 50 years of European construction and is an essential part of the Single Market.
www.karolmedia.com /resources/free/freepgs/eunion.htm   (528 words)

  
 Scotsman.com News - European Union
LARGE cuts in farm subsidies were proposed by both the United States and European Union yesterday, injecting new life into talks ahead of an end-of-year deadline for a World Trade Organisation deal.
THE European Union opened membership negotiations with Turkey this week, but the upshot was not to ensure that Turkey will quickly become a member.
A EUROPEAN development summit is to be held in Edinburgh after a campaign was mounted to stop it...
news.scotsman.com /topics.cfm?tid=591   (486 words)

  
 Council of Europe portal
She called on all member States which have not yet done so to sign and ratify the Protocol: ''There should be no room for hair-splitting hesitation when it comes to combating discrimination in our societies'', she said.
It is not negotiable'' said the Secretary General of the Council of Europe in a statement today.
The Council of Europe is launching the world’s first thesaurus to help experts in cultural heritage to find the right terms and concepts in different languages and retrieve relevant information in the European Heritage policy database.
www.coe.int /DefaultEN.asp   (557 words)

  
 EUROPEAN UNION COUNCIL FAILS TO REACH AGREEMENT ON GM MAIZE NK603
European Environment ministers today failed to reach an agreement in favor of or against the Commission's proposal to authorize the import and processing of the genetically modified maize NK603 in the EU.
In the absence of a Council decision, the file will now go back to the European Commission for final decision.
European Union - Delegation of the European Commission to the United States
www.eurunion.org /news/press/2004/200400108.htm   (172 words)

  
 The Council of the European Union - European Union - Equal Employment Opportunities
The Council of the European Union, also known as the Council of Ministers, is the Community institution that brings together Ministers from Member States to set its political objectives, coordinate their national policies and negotiate on differences between States and with Community institutions.
The Council coordinates the activities of Member States and adopts measures in the field of police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters.
The General Secretariat's main responsibility is to prepare the meetings of the European Council, and of the EU Council and its preparatory bodies, namely the Permanent Representatives Committee and the Working Parties.
www.ilo.org /public/english/employment/gems/eeo/eu/i_coune.htm   (316 words)

  
 The Danish EU Presidency - eu2002.dk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union on the launch of the EU Police Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union on the internal situation in Venezuela
Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union on the parliamentary elections in Madagascar
www.eu2002.dk   (466 words)

  
 Council of the European Union
Security Council considers way forward in Democratic Republic of Congo, hearing 28 speakers; European Union's response to appeal for Emergency Force Is welcomed.
THE MINISTRY FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF FINLAND: Address by by the President of the Council of the European Union.
Security Council authorizes NATO force in Bosnia and Herzegovina for further six months, welcomes European Union follow-on mission; Unanimously adopts Resolution 1551 (2004); NATO to conclude stabilization force at end of 2004.
www.infoplease.com /id/A0813782   (516 words)

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