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European Council

19/12/2013 - 20/12/2013


The agenda includes:

  • the EU's common security and defence policy
  • economic and Monetary Union, and economic and social policy
  • enlargement, migration and energy.

European Council Conclusions

Remarks by Herman Van Rompuy



Meeting in the European Council on 19/20 December, EU leaders held a strategic debate on common security and defence policy, followed by discussions on a number of key issues. 

Related documents

- Summit photo directory 


- European Council Roundup

- Final press conference by Herman Van Rompuy

- Best of arrivals (second day)

- Press conference by Herman Van Rompuy

- Best of arrivals (first day)


- Photo gallery 

European Council meetings are chaired by Donald Tusk, President of the European Council.

They take place in Brussels, in the Justus Lipsius building with the assistance of the General Secretariat of the Council.


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European Council
Justus Lipsius building
Rue de la Loi 175
1048 Brussels

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The press centre, which is also located in the Justus Lipsius building, is equipped with all the necessary facilities for the press and audiovisual media


+32 (0)2 281 90 00


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E-mail: presse.centre@consilium.europa.eu

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