Europe in the Turnout: Meeting poweful challenges

European Council Summit of 22nd and 23rd of June 2017

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There were important, but not unexpected, decisions on the topics of security and migration that were most recently discussed. The European Council called on the Internet industry to work more strongly against extremist content, agreed on common military structures and called for the creation of a complete list of safe third countries. Further topics were: international, fixing the criteria and the process for the change of location of two European agencies, the topic of economics, and the future issue of a digital Europe.

Before the start of the summit, the 28 heads of state and government as well as the representatives of the European institutions held a minute of silence for the recently deceased old Chancellor, Dr. Helmut Kohl, from. There were important, but not unexpected, decisions on the topics of security and migration that were most recently discussed. The European Council called on the Internet industry to work more strongly against extremist content, agreed on common military structures and called for the creation of a complete list of safe third countries. In addition, the summit participants dealt with the topics of international affairs, setting the criteria and the process for the change of location of two European agencies, the topic of economics, and the future issue of "digital Europe" ,

The President of the Council, Donald Tusk, made clear that this summit had a positive "taste note" in his invitation to write. In this he spoke of a change which had entered slowly. "The EU is now perceived as a solution rather than as a problem." He referred to the suppression of EU hostilities and the increased closeness of the EU states. This positive mood took place throughout the first day of the session. After 80 council meetings, he said, he had never thought so much about "things going in a better direction". This could also be due to the increased effectiveness. At least the Bonmot of the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, said that only those who "have something

Authors

Oliver Morwinsky, Kai Zenner, Dr. Hardy Ostry

Publication series

Country Reports

published

Brüssel, June 24, 2017

Merkel Macron