TEPSA Newsletter Editorial on “The role of the European Council on the future of the CFSP”, September 2010

By Jean Paul Jacqué

Since the beginning of his mandate, the President of the European Council had pointed out that foreign policy is one of the fields the European Council would give priority to work on. He was determined to put fully into practice article 22 TEU which entrusts the European Council to determine the strategic objectives of the Union in the context of the CFSP to the same extent as the Community external policies. The economic crisis had delayed the prioritisation of this matter. It has henceforth been done since the European Council of 16 September 2010.

Please read the September newsletter 2010.

Please read the conclusions of the European Council of the 16th of September and the remarks made by Herman Van Rompuy at the press conference following the meeting of Heads of State or Governments.