22 Jun 2017
AGENDA EUROPEAN COUNCIL 22 – 23 JUNEBrussels Daily
EUROPEAN COUNCIL 22-23/06/2017
EU leaders will look at a number of the most pressing issues, including migration, security and defence, and economy.
The European Council will assess the implementation of measures taken to stem the migration flow on the Central Mediterranean route.
Leaders will also discuss developments in the Eastern Mediterranean route, the EU-Turkey Statement and instruments created to tackle the root causes of migration.
In addition, the European Council will discuss the reform of the common European asylum system, including the principles of responsibility and solidarity.
Security and defence
The heads of state or government will review progress in the strengthening of EU cooperation on external security and defence. They will also take stock of where the EU stands in terms of internal security.
Jobs, growth, and competitiveness
The European Council will review efforts to deepen the single market and identify areas where progress needs to be sped up.
Leaders will endorse the country-specific recommendations and conclude the 2017 European Semester. They will also discuss issues relevant for the upcoming G20 meeting on 7-8 July in Hamburg.
In addition, EU leaders may also discuss specific foreign policy issues
The European Council (Article 50), in an EU 27 format, will review the latest developments in the negotiations following the United Kingdom’s notification under Article 50 TEU.
In the margins of this meeting, leaders are expected to endorse the procedural arrangements for the relocation of the EU agencies currently located in the UK.