Pre-summit Briefing 2019/7

October 17 and 18: the MFF, the Strategic Agenda, Climate Change, Turkey and Syria, Enlargement and Brexit

The October European Council, which is one of the four set-pieces per annum provided for in the Treaty, has often been important. This year, however, it is likely to be unusually important. The agenda is lengthy and heavy and, despite the preparatory work which has been done by ministers and officials as well as the Commission under every heading, the contribution by the heads of state or government will be of decisive significance.

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