The Prime Minister, David Cameron, made a statement in the House of Commons on Monday 30 June on the recent meeting of the European Council. Labour leader, Edward Miliband, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.
European Council June 2014
The Prime Minister attended the meeting of the European Council on 26 and 27 June. Points of discussion at the meeting included the candidate for President of the European Commission, the European strategic agenda and President Poroshenko's peace plan for Ukraine.
House of Commons Library analysis
The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.
The Library has published a briefing paper which contains more information on the process of choosing and appointing the Commission President.
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