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European Council

19 - 20 December


The agenda includes:

  • the EU's common security and defence policy
  • economic and Monetary Union, and economic and social policy
  • enlargement, migration and energy.

European Council Conclusions

European Council Conclusions 

European Council conclusions on Common Security and Defence Policy 

Remarks by Herman Van Rompuy

Remarks by President Herman Van Rompuy following the European Council 

Remarks by President Van Rompuy following the first session of the European Council 

Opening remarks by President Herman Van Rompuy at the European Council 


Meeting in the European Council on 19/20 December, EU leaders held a strategic debate on common security and defence policy, followed by discussions on a number of key issues. 

Security and defence policy high on the agenda at the European Council

Related documents

Invitation letter by Herman Van Rompuy 

Summit photo directory 

Letter by President Herman Van Rompuy to the members of the European Council  


European Council Roundup

Final press conference by Herman Van Rompuy

Best of arrivals (second day)

Press conference by Herman Van Rompuy

Best of arrivals (first day)


Photo gallery 

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