17/07/2014 - - General
Special meeting of the European Council (16 July 2014) - Conclusions

The European Council met to discuss a number of key appointments to be made for top EU positions. They also discussed new sanctions on Russia and the situation in Gaza.




A special meeting of the European Council was held on Wednesday 16 July and chaired by the President of the Council itself, Herman Van Rompuy. The Heads of States and Governments of the member countries of the European Union met to discuss EU nominations. The key posts under discussion were that of the High Representative for the common foreign and security policy – embodied in the person of Catherine Ashton since 2009- and the new President of the European Council.

Please find below the conclusions:



Information extracted from the 2014 Italian Presidency and  the Council of Europe websites. Please visit them for further detail.

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