For everyone interested in the work of Britain's Parliament; the US Congress; the European Parliament and the French Parlement.
Discuss Practice, Procedure, History and current issues.
Sunday, 26 May 2013
The EU Council
The EU Council (which used to be referred to as the 'Council of Ministers') shares the legislative function [in most cases] with the European Parliament. It is made up of a minister from each country representing their state on the particular area that the Council is meeting about (so there are different formations).
The House of Commons Library has produced a paper on the workings, in practice, of the EU Council. Students of EU Law & citizens will find this an interesting insight into one of the key institutions.
The Paper can be accessed here. More information about the EU Council can be found on the Council's website.
An experienced lecturer, tutor & researcher with practical experience of working in the UK and European Parliaments.
I have a keen academic and practical interest in the workings of both the UK Parliament and the US Congress.
Over the years I have broadcast on both UK & US Politics for BBC local radio stations.