Entry from US English dictionary
Definition of council of ministers in English:
1An administrative body that advises the chief executive or head of state.
- In theory, an elected body heads the legislative branch, a president and a council of ministers leads the executive branch, and the judiciary is independent.
- The three-tiered structure was set up to advise the council of ministers on such relevant issues as are deemed necessary for the union to be more in line with current developments in international trade relations.
- They were denied representation in the legislative assembly, in the council of ministers and in decision making bodies.
1.1 (Council of Ministers) The policymaking body of the European Economic Community.
- As a result there will be more pressure on the Council of Ministers and its bodies to reach an early agreement on the necessary implementing measures.
- Yet in reality there is little opportunity for them to lobby either the European Council or the Council of Ministers directly.
- How many know the difference between the president of the European commission and the presidency of the Council of Ministers?
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