European Council summit June 2018 Agenda

EU Summit 2018

European Council Meetings 2018 – Date 28,29 June. EU Summit agenda migration and Asylum System , security and defense, Brexit, Suro summit.

EU Summit 2018 Agenda highlights

The June 2018 European Council summit will discuss the major topic on migration, security, and defense, also economic and financial affairs.  EU leaders will discuss, and address Brexit (in an EU 27 format) and eurozone (Euro Summit format).

  • Migration

Leaders are expected to discuss the internal and external matters of migration policy, take the decision to reform  the Common European Asylum System (CEAS).

  • Economy and finance discussion

EU councils’  leaders are expected to adopt conclusions on various matters recently debated under the Leaders’ Agenda, such as taxation, innovation and digital. The European Council will also support the country-specific recommendations under the 2018 European Semester and discuss the topic of future handling of the multi-annual financial framework (MFF), with a timeline. It is expected that leaders will also discuss business.

Security and defence

For the security and defense, leaders are expected to discuss EU-NATO cooperation ahead of the NATO summit in July and put forward orientations for advance work, in particular on permanent structured cooperation (PESCO). The European Council should also address and make decisions on military mobility, the European Defence Fund, the European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP) and Civilian Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).

In light of events, the European Council may address major foreign policy issues.


The European Council (Art. 50), in an EU 27 format, will define the state of play of Brexit negotiations and adopt inference on progress made.

Euro summit

Finally, the Euro summit will in an inclusive format (EU27)  talk about, the improvement of the economic and monetary union.

European Council Meetings 2018 Programme Schedule

  • 28/06/2018 at 14:00 – Arrivals
  • 28/06/2018 at  15:00 – Exchange of views with the President of the European Parliament
  • 28/06/2018 at 15:30 – Working session
  • 28/06/2018 at 19:00 – Press conference
  • 28/06/2018 at 19:30 – Working dinner
  • 29/06/2018 at 08:00 – Arrivals
  • 29/06/2018 at 09:00 – Working breakfast – European Council (Art. 50)
  • 29/06/2018 at 11:15 – Working session – Euro Summit
  • 29/06/2018 at 13:30 – Press conference