Sustainable Prosperity for Europe

The end of the beginning - Post-Summit Analysis

14 December 2009


A relatively thin agenda at the 10-11 December European Council was dominated by discussions on the EU’s negotiating position at the United Nations Climate Conference underway in Copenhagen. But this EPC analysis argues that the Summit, along with the General Affairs and External Relations Council earlier in the week, nevertheless provided a comprehensive picture of the ‘state of the Union’ at the end of one era and the beginning of another, opening a new phase in the European integration process.

The end of the beginning