Welcome to EuroComment

EuroComment has for 21 years published electronic publications on every meeting of the European Council, the core of the European system of government. The author of the Briefing Notes is Peter Ludlow, founding director of CEPS in Brussels and executive president of the European Strategy Forum. Described by the Financial Times as ‘Brussels’ ultimate insider’, Peter Ludlow has been closely involved with EU affairs for over 30 years.
From February 2020 these Briefing Notes retitled European Council Studies will be published by Leuven University Press.


    EuroComment has for 21 years published electronic briefing notes on every meeting of the European Council, the core of the European system of government. Read more


About EuroComment and Peter Ludlow

Described by the Financial Times, as ‘Brussels’ ultimate insider’, Peter Ludlow has been closely involved with EU affairs for over thirty years. Read more

  • Leuven University Press

    • Leuven University Press is the publishing house of KUL, the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium’s leading university and one of the leading universities of Europe. Information about its publishing policy and its long and impressive list of publications can be found on www.lup.be We are delighted to be entering into partnership with this prestigious publisher who will from 2020 onwards publish our European Council Briefing Notes and Pre-Summit Briefing Notes in its new series of European Council Studies.
  • European Council Studies

    • Online journal with print edition. European Council Studies Summit briefings & European Council Notes • covers every European Council meeting • richly documented from a wide range of sources • unique and comprehensive reference work More »
  • Brussels Briefings

    • Since there will be a meeting of the European Council in Brussels this week, Peter Ludlow will give his post-summit briefing 7 days later on 30 June. As usual the video briefing will take place at 10.30 am. If you would like to be sent an invitation to Google Meet please register with celudlow@gmail.com.

      For the full post-summit briefing, pre-summit papers and longer analyses of the strategic decisions of the European Council (commonly called summits) take out a subscription with Leuven University Press.

      For the video briefings only subscribers to EuroComment’s European Council Notes published by LUP are invited. LUP sends notice of the briefings to all subscribers and those who wish to attend should register with celudlow@gmail.com

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  • The European Strategy Forum

    • The European Strategy Forum has established itself as a preferred meeting place of top policymakers close to members of the European Council, the permanent representatives of the EU member states, senior officials in the EU institutions, ambassadors and other representatives of the EU’s more important global partners and leading figures in the business world, academia and the media. More »
  • EuroComment Dialogue Group

    • The Dialogue Group will meet in person in Brussels in July and there will also be several video meetings. For the programme June/July please click here.

      If this combination of virtual meetings, to which several different staff members can attend at the same time, and real meetings, limited to one staff member from each organisation is interesting to your company please contact us through the link on the website. Peter Ludlow’s expert analysis of each meeting of the European Council now published by Leuven University Press as “European Council Studies” is also included in Dialogue Group membership.

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  • Recent Endorsements

    • Donald Tusk

      “Peter Ludlow is an exceptionally shrewd observer of the European Council meetings, the main political stage of the Union. Like no-one else he understands the mechanisms... Read More »
    • Herman Van Rompuy

      “No one will be able to write a history of the European Council, and therefore of the Union, without consulting Peter Ludlow’s Eurocomments. An invaluable source... Read More »
    • Otmar Issing

      “For anybody trying to understand what is going on in “Brussels“ behind the scene and why decisions are taken Peter Ludlowˋs Reports are indispensable.” Otmar Issing,... Read More »