The European Council is made up of the President of the European Council (Herman Van Rompuy), the Heads of State or Government of each Member State (Presidents or Prime Ministers), and the President of the Commission. It meets in Brussels. The European Council sets the general political direction and priorities of the European Union. Four European Councils are currently scheduled during the Irish Presidency.
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20130207 EC. L to R: Antonis SAMARAS, Greek Prime Minister; Dalia GRYBAUSKAITE, President of Lithuania; Enda KENNY; Herman VAN ROMPUY, President of EC; Martin SCHULZ, President of EP.