The European Council: Organization and Function

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The European Council did not become a normal part of the European Union until _____.

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1. The EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, President of the European Commission, and President of the European Council cannot do what at each European Council?

2. With the exception of economic decisions, most decisions adopted by the European Council have to be agreed to _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These interactive practice questions on the role and power of the European Council have been designed to help you understand our lesson on this topic. Pay attention to how the European Council makes decisions and the history of this institution.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will assess your knowledge of the following:

  • Regularization of the European Council
  • Composition of the Council
  • Important figures and their roles
  • Council's decision-making process
  • Power and scope of the European Council

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Western European history lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the Council's limited power
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the roles of the members of the Council and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson, The European Council: Organization and Function, will prepare you to:

  • Describe the role of the Council and explain what power it has
  • Explain which figures make up the Council and the functions of special positions, such as the High Representative for Foreign Affairs
  • Discuss the pros and cons of decision-making requirements
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