08 Mar 2017
AGENDA EUROPEAN COUNCIL 09-10 MARCHBrussels Daily
European Council, 09-10/03/2017
The EU leaders will look at a number of the most pressing issues, including economy, security and migration.
The spring European Council will focus on jobs, growth and competitiveness. Leaders will discuss the economic situation in Europe, trade policy, progress made on files related to the single market strategy, as well as the first phase of the 2017 European Semester.
On migration leaders will review what has been done to implement decisions taken at the informal summit in Malta on 3 February concerning the Central Mediterranean route.
Security and defence
The heads of state or government will also assess the implementation of its December 2016 conclusions on external security and defence.
The leaders will also discuss the situation in the Western Balkans.
Election of the President
Finally, the European Council is expected to elect its President for the period from 1 June 2017 to 30 November 2019.
It should also note the absence of consensus on the European Public Prosecutor’s Office.
On Friday 10 March there will be an informal meeting of the 27 heads of state or government of the EU to prepare for the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties.