The sovereign debt crisis in the eurozone, the Arab spring and the signature of the Accession Treaty with Croatia were among the events that marked 2011.
President Herman Van Rompuy's latest publication covers the European Council's activities in 2011.
It offers his personal account of what was a challenging year for the EU, followed by the conclusions of the European Council and statements by Heads of State or Government.
Download the brochure (pdf).
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