The European Council is the guiding body of the European Union, deciding which political path shall be taken and how the union should go about walking this path. It drives the European Union forward by choosing its priorities and providing general guidelines in its continuous endeavor for development.
Since 1974, the date in which the Council has become official, it has operated as a summit for the Heads of State or Government of the Member States. The Council convenes at least four times in different European cities each year, as well as holding added summits to address special issues. In these meetings lead by the President of the European Council, the highest political authority from each of the 28 member states represents their country, defending its position while trying to reach a consensus. The European Council takes decisions independently from other EU institutions; however, it does not have any legislative powers and so these decisions remain legally non-binding guidelines.
With the vast political power each delegate holds, the unique nature of its conclusions, and the need for consensus in an increasingly high-strung union, the European Council is a committee that is indeed suitable for the European Union Simulation. In its many years, The European Council has assisted critical turning points in European history; and each delegate has the chance to lead the committee to new paths.
Under-Secretary General Responsible for the Committee
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