European Council (EC) – Intermediate Committee
The EC, which represents all 28 Member States of the European Union (EU), defines the EU’s overall political direction and priorities. The EC negotiates and adopts EU laws, coordinates Member States’ policies, develops the EU’s common foreign and security policy and concludes international agreements. The EC has no formal legislative power and takes decisions primarily by consensus. Currently, the EC’s discussion covers issues such as Brexit, the situation in Russia and counter-terrorism.
Topic 1: Brexit and the Future of the EU-UK Relationship
Topic 2: Reviewing the EU Strategy on Digitisation and Innovation under the Digital Single Market
Your EC Chairs
Malte Westphal is currently finishing a master degree in computer science and management at the University of Hamburg and is writing his thesis with a big German company. He has always been very interested in international politics and attended his first MUN in 2014 in Israel. Since then he has attended MUNs in a dozen countries across Europe and held almost every position imaginable from Delegate to Secretary General. However, as a passionate European, his favourite position is chairing the European Council, and he is looking forward to doing so in a time when everyone knows what Brexit actually means.
Pang Wenn Ler
Wenn is a first year student studying law in the University of Bristol. As a chair of the European Council, she will help facilitate the proceedings within the Council and the welfare of the delegate. She has been in MUN for 5 years and has experienced being a delegate, a chair and part of the organising committee. Apart from MUN, she struggles with the syllabus of law and enjoys chilling with Youtube and a cup of coffee.