FEPS post summit briefing: European Council, 19 – 20 October 2017


The European Council that took place last week has been largely dominated – as it has often been the case in the last couple of years – by the question of migration. At this fall’s summit heads of state and government also discussed Brexit, the Catalan crisis, taxation, trade as well as the institutional future of the EU and most notably the question of deepening the Eurozone. This short briefing will analyze the Council conclusions which focused on digital economy, migration, defense cooperation and the frayed relations with Turkey. 

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