European Council, 9-10 March: draft conclusions including security, defence and migration plus EP study on commitments to date
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On 9 March there will be a meeting of the European Council followed on 10 March by an "informal meeting of the 27 heads of state or government". The main themes of the Council meeting are migration, security and defence and the economy, while the informal meeting is concerned with "a political discussion on the content of the Rome declaration on the future of the EU that they are expected to adopt in Rome" on 25 March.
See: Background brief: European Council 9 March 2017 and Informal meeting of the 27 heads of state or government 10 March 2017 (pdf)
Draft conclusions: European Council (9 March 2017) - Draft conclusions (5578/17, LIMITE, 6 March 2017, pdf)
And a recent study by the European Parliament: European Council Conclusions: A Rolling Check-List of Commitments to Date (11th edition) (pdf):
"The European Council's role - to 'provide the Union with the necessary impetus for its development' and to define its 'general political directions and priorities' - has developed rapidly over the past seven years. Since June 2014, the European Council Oversight Unit within the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), the European Parliament's in-house research service and think-tank, has been monitoring and analysing the European Council's delivery of the various commitments made in the conclusions of its meetings. This overview, presented in the form of a regularly updated Rolling Check-List of Commitments to Date, is designed to review the degree of progress in realising the goals which the European Council has set itself since January 2010 and to assist the Parliament in exercising its important oversight role in this field."
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