Migration and trade on agenda as heads of state and government meet

Migration, EU–US relations, and security and defence will be on the agenda when Prime Minister Stefan Löfven meets his European Council colleagues on 28–29 June.

Stefan Löfven
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven takes part in the European Council meeting on 28–29 June. Security and defence, competitiveness, migration and the EU’s long-term budget are some of the issues to be addressed on the first day of the meeting. The second day will focus on Brexit and deepening the European Monetary Union. Photo: Sveriges EU-representation

Migration

Heads of state and government will discuss various aspects of migration and control of the EU's external border.

Security and defence

EU leaders will also address security and defence ahead of the NATO Summit on 11–12 July, when President Donald Trump visits Brussels.

Jobs, growth, competitiveness and trade with other countries

Heads of state and government will discuss growth and competitiveness, and follow up the multi-annual financial framework.

Trade with countries outside the EU, such as the United States, will also be discussed.

Digitalisation and innovation

Digitalisation and increased EU innovation capacity will also be on the EU leaders' agenda. They will discuss advancing research in EU countries to gain a stronger position, promoting growth of the digital single market and using data securely and efficiently in the EU.

EU's long-term budget

In May, the European Commission proposed a long-term budget for the entire EU for 2021–2027. At the meeting, heads of state and government will discuss the proposal and the timeline for decisions on the long-term budget.

Brexit and EU summit on Friday

On Friday, heads of state and government will meet in an EU 27 format (without the UK). EU leaders will receive a report from the ongoing negotiations on the UK's withdrawal from the EU and will have the opportunity to discuss the state of play of the negotiations.

Mr Löfven will also take part in the Euro Summit, a meeting of countries using the euro as their currency, to which the other EU countries are also invited. They will discuss the way forward on EMU deepening.
Caption: Prime Minister Stefan Löfven takes part in the European Council meeting on 28–29 June. Security and defence, competitiveness, migration and the EU's long-term budget are some of the issues to be addressed on the first day of the meeting. The second day will focus on Brexit and deepening the European Monetary Union.