18 Sep 2018
HEADS OF STATE INFORMAL MEETING 19-20 SEPTEMBERBrussels Daily
Informal meeting of heads of state or government, 19-20/09/2018
EU heads of state or government will gather in Salzburg, Austria for an informal meeting.
The summit will be hosted by Sebastian Kurz, Chancellor of Austria, which currently holds the Presidency of the Council.
The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, will chair the meeting. He will represent the EU together with the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker.
The summit is part of the Leaders’ Agenda and it will focus on internal security. Heads of state or government will take stock of progress achieved to:
- upgrade police and judicial cooperation
- strengthen border security and resilience in cyberspace
On the eve of the meeting, leaders will meet for an informal working dinner with migration as the main topic. Leaders will discuss the latest developments in this area. They will also assess progress achieved to reduce irregular arrivals and to cooperate with third countries.
The meeting will end with a meeting in EU27 format to discuss Brexit. This will be an opportunity to discuss the state of play of the Brexit talks and the next steps.
The discussions during the informal summit will be reflected in the work and the conclusions of the next meetings of the European Council.
For information on media accreditation and practical aspects for journalists, please see the media advisory note and the Austrian presidency webpage.