Press release – Slovak Presidency priorities: debate with PM Fico on Wednesday at 9.00

MIL OSI – Source: European Union – Press Release/Statement

Headline: Press release – Slovak Presidency priorities: debate with PM Fico on Wednesday at 9.00

MEPs will debate the priorities of the incoming Slovak Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers with Prime Minister Róbert Fico on Wednesday morning, from 9.00. Parliament’s President Martin Schulz will hold a press conference with Mr Fico at around 11.30.
The ambition of the first-ever Slovak Council Presidency, in the aftermath of the UK’s EU membership referendum, is “to increase the EU’s unity and coherence and its resilience to external and internal challenges and to restore citizens’ confidence in the European project.”
The presidency intends to focus its six-month mandate on following priorities:

Economically strong Europe,

Modern single market,

Sustainable migration and asylum policies, and

Globally engaged Europe.

You can watch the plenary debate via EP Live, and EbS+.