This is a new publication by Filippa Chatzistavrou entitled “A Presidency in search of identity: the Council of General Affairs” in ‘The Presidential system of the European Union after Lisbon’, Dir. Véronique CHARLÉTY and Michel MANGENOT, Preface H.V. Rompuy, The collection “Professionals of Europe”, French national school of administration, ENA, May 2012, 246 pages.This work presents the presidential system in its five declinations, putting in evidence the challenges in which this new system is confronted in terms of organization and coordination. Through this work, the reader is led to measure the path after one decade of institutional negotiations since 2001 and the summit of Laeken. You can find more information here.