The decision to fix a permanent seat for the
European Council in Brussels could influence the fundamental
nature of the European Council and the EU.
The next European Council meeting on 24-25 October 2002
organised by the current Danish Presidency will be
different from the other European Council meetings. It is
the first European Council meeting to take place in
Brussels after the 22nd Declaration has been signed without
being under the hospice of the Belgian Government.
Following a decision taken at the
Seville European Council in June 2002, it will also be the
first European Council meeting with a formal agenda.
Although still drafted on a proposal by the Presidency, the
General Affairs and External Relations Council will
ultimately adopt the agenda.