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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 Donald Tusk, former Prime Minister of Poland.

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The president of the European Council has warned opponents of Brexit not to "give in to fatalism" and accept Britain's departure from the European Union...
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The president of the European Council has warned opponents of Brexit not to "give in to fatalism" and accept Britain's departure from the European Union.
Credit: Independent - Published 4 days ago

After the European Union agreed to delay Brexit by six months to end-October, European Council President Donald Tusk pleaded with Britain: "don't waste this..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

In a dramatic night in Brussels, European leaders rebuffed Theresa May's calls for a short extension to 30 June
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

European Council President Donald Tusk told Britain on Thursday not to waste the extra time to sort out Brexit after the EU agreed a second delay to London's..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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