Pre-summit Briefing 2019/1

21-22 March: Economic Policy, Climate Change, China and Brexit

As the draft Conclusions confirm, the March European Council has a heavy and important agenda, including an unusually interesting and wide-ranging discussion of economic policy, which, if the draft Conclusions are anything to go by, will not touch on EMU, a short but significant review of where matters now stand on Climate Change and an ambitious and consequential debate about the EU’s relations with China in advance of the EU-China Summit in April. These, it might be said, are the real world issues which the heads of state and government ought to be talking about. Not Brexit.

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