16 Dec 2016
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 16 DECEMBERBrussels Daily
December European Council: A Summit of Results
The outcome of the European Council showed progress in the implementation of European responses to the challenges the EU is facing in the areas of migration, security, defence and economic and social development. The situations in Ukraine and Syria were also addressed. At an informal meeting following the European Council, the leaders of the EU-27 met to discuss how the Brexit process will be handled once the United Kingdom has submitted the notification under Article 50. The leaders welcomed the appointment of Michel Barnier as the Union’s chief negotiator who will be working in an inclusive way so as to guarantee the unity of the 27 Member States. You can find more information and all summit materials, including the Conclusions of the European Council, the Statement after the informal meeting of the 27 heads of state or government on the United Kingdom, President Juncker’s presentation on the Defence Action Plan, and the European Council Conclusions on Ukraine and Decision of Heads of State or Government on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement on the Commission’s news page.
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