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European Council - June 2017 (Day 1)

European Council - June 2017 (Day 1)

EU heads of state or government meet on 22 June 2017 in Brussels to discuss counterterrorism and how to better combat radicalisation. The European Council is also expected to support a strengthening of EU cooperation on external security and defence. 

The working dinner is focused on foreign policy issues in light of recent summits and meetings, including with the US and Turkey leaders. The European Council is reaffirming its commitment to the Paris Agreement on climate. Leaders are also taking stock of the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

At the end, PM May is informing the leaders about the Brexit negotiations. After the dinner, a session of the European Council (Article 50) is taking place, where the EU27 leaders are discussing the state of play of Brexit negotiations with the UK. In the margins of this meeting, the heads of state and government are expected to endorse the procedure to decide on the relocation of the two EU agencies currently located in the UK.

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