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European Council: Institution of the European Union
The European Council is a collective body that defines the European Union's overall political direction and priorities. It comprises the heads of state or government of the EU member states, along with the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission. The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy also takes part in its meetings. Established as an informal summit in 1975, the European Council was formalised as an institution in 2009 upon the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon. Its current president is Charles Michel, former Prime Minister of Belgium.

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MEPs call for 'decisive action' over rule of law in Poland [Video]

MEPs call for 'decisive action' over rule of law in Poland

Brussels has long voiced concerns over the threats to judicial independence in Poland but the European Council has not taken any formal action to suspend the country's voting rights. View on euronews

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