Council of the European Union

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Council of the European Union

The Council of the European Union, often referred as Council of Ministers and based in Brussels. It holds the budgetary power of the Union and has greater control than the Parliament over European foreign policy and macroeconomic coordination. Its presidency is hold by a different country each six months. Currently it is hold by Slovakia, but during the conference it will be hold by Malta. Depending on the issue being discussed each one of the 28 member countries sends a representative with ministerial rang. SEIMUN delegates will simulate those representatives in the name of their home countries. Together with the European Parliament they will simulate the legislative co-decision process and amend a law proposal by the Commission, which will be the Secretariat. After amendments are introduced, it will pass on to the European Parliament. In the meantime, delegates will work in a different topic.

 

A) Directive: Single Digital Market

B) The Brexit Dilemma: Viability of the access to a single market without allowing free movement of people

Countries
  • Austria (1995)
  • Belgium (1958)
  • Bulgaria (2007)
  • Croatia (2013)
  • Cyprus (2004)
  • Czech Republic (2004)
  • Denmark (1973)
  • Estonia (2004)
  • Finland (1995)
  • France (1958)
  • Germany (1958)
  • Greece (1981)
  • Hungary (2004)
  • Ireland (1973)
  • Italy (1958)
  • Latvia (2004)
  • Lithuania (2004)
  • Luxembourg (1958)
  • Malta (2004)
  • Netherlands (1958)
  • Poland (2004)
  • Portugal (1986)
  • Romania (2007)
  • Slovakia (2004)
  • Slovenia (2004)
  • Spain (1986)
  • Sweden (1995)
  • United Kingdom (1973)

More information: https://europa.eu/european-union/about-eu/countries_en