Outlook for the 15-16 October 2015 European Council: Pre-European Council Briefing

12-10-2015

The 15/16 October 2015 European Council is expected to focus on migration, following up on progress made since the 25/26 June 2015 European Council and on the results of the Eastern Mediterranean - Western Balkans route conference. It will also examine the European Commission’s Draft Action Plan on support of refugees and migration management, and consider the creation of a European coast-and border-guard. The implementation of the results of the extraordinary, informal European Council of 23 September 2015, such as increasing financial assistance to EU external relations initiatives and to United Nations' programmes, will also be examined. EU Heads of State or Government are also expected to hear an update on the various issues surrounding the planned (in/out) referendum in the United Kingdom and a progress report on the follow-up of the five Presidents’ report on 'Completing Europe's Economic and Monetary Union'.

The 15/16 October 2015 European Council is expected to focus on migration, following up on progress made since the 25/26 June 2015 European Council and on the results of the Eastern Mediterranean - Western Balkans route conference. It will also examine the European Commission’s Draft Action Plan on support of refugees and migration management, and consider the creation of a European coast-and border-guard. The implementation of the results of the extraordinary, informal European Council of 23 September 2015, such as increasing financial assistance to EU external relations initiatives and to United Nations' programmes, will also be examined. EU Heads of State or Government are also expected to hear an update on the various issues surrounding the planned (in/out) referendum in the United Kingdom and a progress report on the follow-up of the five Presidents’ report on 'Completing Europe's Economic and Monetary Union'.