(19 September 2016) – The Bratislava summit, which ended on Friday (16 September), was supposed to focus on security and border control as well as other consensual issues following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.
EU leaders met in the Slovak capital for the first informal meeting at 27, without the UK, with the aim of discussing the way ahead following the Brexit referendum, focusing on migration and security issues.
But at the final press conference, European Council President Donald Tusk, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, and Slovak Premier Robert Fico, who hosted the meeting, issued stern messages to the UK.
The concluding document of the informal summit, the ‘Bratislava Declaration and Roadmap’, highlights some shared goals, including stemming the uncontrolled flow of refugees to the EU, ensuring full control of the bloc’s external borders, and assisting Bulgaria, a front-line state. (EurActiv)