Bratislava Roadmap sets out EU objectives for months ahead

27 EU leaders agreed on the Bratislava Declaration and Roadmap, which set out the objectives for the coming months:

  • restoring full control of the external borders
  • ensuring internal security and fighting terrorism
  • strengthening EU cooperation on external security and defence
  • boosting the single market and offering better opportunities for  young Europeans

“These objectives are matched by a number of very concrete measures,” said President Donald Tusk. “Let me just mention that a number of leaders have decided to immediately deploy extra personnel and equipment to help guard Bulgaria’s border with Turkey,” he said.

The 27 leaders will meet again in Malta in January 2017 and aim to conclude the reflection process at the Rome meeting in March 2017.