It would be hard to imagine the European Union without its summit meetings attended by all EU leaders, who gather in Brussels to reach decisions together. Today, the European Council plays a central role in shaping EU policies and responding to crises. But as this documentary shows, it wasn’t always like this…
In the 1950s, when an embryonic European Union was taking shape, national leaders had to improvise every time they wanted to meet. But the need to respond to pressing events in Europe and in the rest of the world, as well as the determination of some, would gradually transform their informal chats into the decision-making centre that we know today. This documentary looks at the story of the European Council through the eyes of those who witnessed its impressive transformation.
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