Summary by euractiv.com
This study argues that there has been a marked loss of leadership capacity in recent years, and too many issues have landed on the table of the European Council which should have been settled elsewhere within the institutional system of the Union.
The authors argue that the prospect of enlargement makes these weaknesses inexcusable for the future, especially in the field of foreign and defence policies.
The study calls for equipping the European Council to operate effectively as a collective forum. That would put the European Council in a position to focus on strategic priorities, while pressuring the regular institutional machinery of the Union to perform more effectively.
To read the full article, see
The European Councilon the Notre Europe website.