Beyond Brexit: EU looks at future for its 27 other nations
European Union leaders to look at vision for post-Brexit future
The European Union will be looking beyond its impending break-up with Britain at how to build a common future with the 27 nations remaining in the bloc during a two-day summit, which started late yesterday.
With keynote speeches on how to reform the bloc to keep it together, French President Emmanuel Macron and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker have set out over the past days their visions of closer EU integration. In the past, that idea had often been held back by a half-hearted Britain.
Britain's decision to leave the bloc has now given a new impetus for the others to move ahead. During a summit
dinner, the EU leaders will have a first assessment of those visions.
British Prime Minister Theresa May is also expected to attend the dinner.