Pre-summit Briefing 2019/3

9 May: Sibiu

The informal meeting of EU27’s leaders in Sibiu on 9 May is likely to be more interesting and relevant than the dreamy and aimless public debate which has preceded it. The idea of a special meeting dedicated to the Future of Europe during the Romanian Presidency was first floated by the Commission, whose president suggested that it should take place on or immediately after Brexit Day on 29 March. It was gesture politics of the kind which the self-styled Last Chance Commission has indulged in too frequently for comfort since 2014 and was rapidly dismissed as over the top.

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