President Juncker participates in the European Council meeting in Brussels on 20 and 21 October

oday and tomorrow, President Juncker is participating in the meeting of the European Council. Heads of State or Government of the European Union will discuss the implementation of the agenda set out by President Juncker in his speech on the State of the Union, officially welcomed by Member States during the Bratislava meeting in September. The agenda will focus on migration, including the work carried out by the Commission to implement the EU-Turkey Statement, work with third countries of transit and origin on Migration Partnerships and the swift operationalisation of the European Border and Coast Guard. EU leaders will also discuss trade, including the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with Canada (CETA), in the context of its importance for growth and jobs across the EU. Other topics are expected to include the Investment Plan for Europe, the ratification of the Paris Agreement, and external relations – in particular relations with Russia and the situation in Syria.