Bratislava summit to start mapping out EU’s future

Today the 27 heads of state or government are meeting in Bratislava to kick off a political reflection on further development of an EU with 27 member countries.

Since mid-August, European Council President Donald Tusk has consulted all the EU leaders ahead of the summit. “The three main challenges are uncontrolled irregular migration, terrorism, and the fears of globalisation,” he said last week in Stockholm. “My ambition is that in Bratislava we can agree on the main priorities and what we need to do about them in the next few months.”

 According to Tusk, these priorities should be:

  • securing external borders of the EU
  • fighting against terrorism
  • bringing globalisation back under control