|Author (Person)||Robert, Aline|
Following the EU referendum in the United Kingdom on the 23 June 2016 to leave the EU, and the main summer holidays, the remaining EU Member States and Institutions began a series of meetings to plan for an EU without the UK and to relaunch the Union.
The first of these was a meeting between the heads of the three biggest countries, France, Germany and Italy, held on the Italian island of Ventotene near Naples on the 22 August 2016.
European Council President Donald Tusk also began a series of meetings with EU Member State leaders in advance Informal meeting of the 27 heads of state or government, Bratislava, 16 September 2016. Mr Tusk first met with German Chancellor Merkel on the 18 August 2016.
The Party of European Socialists also held a meeting on 25 August to discuss the challenges facing the European Union in the near future.
German chancellor Angela Merkel also toured several member states, including a meeting with the Visegrad Group on 26 August.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Countries / Regions||Europe, France, Germany, Italy|