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As for the consolidated versions after the Treaty of Lisbon, the European Council and the Council are clearly separated. Definition is in  the Consolidated version of the Treaty on European Union, Title II, Article 10:

2. Citizens are directly represented at Union level in the European Parliament.

Member States are represented in the European Council by their Heads of State or Government and in the Council by their governments, themselves democratically accountable either to their national Parliaments, or to their citizens.

Consolidated version of the Treaty on The Functioning of The European Union, Part Six (Institutional Provisions), Title I, Chapter 1 has separate Sections 2 and 3 for the European Council and the Council.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Mon Jun 16th, 2008 at 06:07:49 AM EST
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