Council of European Union – UPSC Prelims

Council of the European Union:
  • Council of the European Union was established in 1967. It is one of the Institutions of the European Union(EU) as listed in the Treaty on European Union.
  • Functions: It is tasked with:
    • Negotiating and adopting EU laws (in most cases together with the European Parliament)
    • Coordinating EU member states’ policies
    • Developing the EU’s common foreign and security policy,
    • Concluding international agreements and
    • Adopting the EU budget (together with the European Parliament).

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