The European Council meeting will be mostly devoted to a discussion on the political consequences of the UK referendum. The leaders will also address other pressing issues: tackling the migratory crisis, deepening of the single market to boost growth and jobs, and enhancing the security of the EU by working more closely with NATO.
Outcome of the UK referendum
The European Council will discuss the outcome of the UK referendum held on 23 June 2016. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Cameron will explain the situation in the UK after the vote, followed by a first exchange of views. On Wednesday, the 27 heads of state or government will meet informally to discuss the political and practical implications of the referendum results. They will also start a debate on the future of the European Union with 27 member states.
Leaders will address migration. In particular they will turn to situation in Central Mediterranean and cooperation with third countries of origin and transit. They will also take stock of the implementation of the EU-Turkey statement of 18 March 2016 and the closure of the Western Balkans route.
Jobs, growth and investment
Leaders will call for the deepening of the single market, with a focus on the digital agenda. They will also endorse the country-specific recommendations under the 2016 European Semester and assess the first results of the European Fund for Strategic Investments.
The European Council will discuss EU-NATO cooperation ahead of the NATO summit in Warsaw on 8-9 July 2016.