European Council is one of three main decision-making authorities of the European Union which is made up of heads of states/ governments of the member states. It defines the EU’s overall political direction and priorities. It is not one of the EU’s legislating institutions, so does not negotiate or adopt EU laws; however, it sets the EU’s policy agenda, traditionally by adopting ‘conclusions’ during European Council meetings which identify issues of concern and actions to take.

Under the destabilized atmosphere of the 21st century, the European Council has many issues to face and tackle. The time that the United Kingdom leaves the European Union has come and now the leaders of the European Union will gather to define a clear path Europe without the United Kingdom. Leaders are going to define certain guidelines for European institutions and negotiate within themselves to act united as a whole.

The other major issue that threatens the core values and principles of the European Union is the rise of the radical movements on the continent. The radical left and right movements are major threats to the future and fate of Europe. Throughout the sessions, the leaders will be striving to tackle these interconnected issues in order to secure the values of the European Union.

This committee is apt for experienced delegates

Agenda Items:

1- Setting Out a Guideline for the European Union Without the United Kingdom

2- Tackling the Increasing Radicalism in Europe

Responsible Under Secretary General

Erenay Karacan –

Academic Assistant

Zeynep Berra Balkan

Committee Director

Yasemin Efe –

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