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For good measure, let's quote the single article of the Treaty on European Union which describes the European Council.
Article 4

The European Council shall provide the Union with the necessary impetus for its development and shall
define the general political guidelines thereof.

The European Council shall bring together the Heads of State or Government of the Member States and
the President of the Commission. They shall be assisted by the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the
Member States and by a Member of the Commission. The European Council shall meet at least twice a
year, under the chairmanship of the Head of State or Government of the Member State which holds the
Presidency of the Council.

The European Council shall submit to the European Parliament a report after each of its meetings and a
yearly written report on the progress achieved by the Union.

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Jun 15th, 2008 at 06:54:27 PM EST
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