|Author (Corporate)||European Council|
The Heads of state and government of the EU Member States met in the European Council in Brussels on 17-18 December 2015.
On 17 December 2015, EU leaders adopted conclusions on migration and the referendum in the UK.
According to a report by the Luxembourg Presidency, implementation has been advancing rapidly in some areas, but significant gaps still remain.
The European Council took stock of the implementation of the decisions already taken and agreed to speed up actions on:
+ the operation of hotspots
EU leaders also asked the Council to rapidly examine the European Commission's proposal of strengthening the EU's external borders released on 15 December 2015.
+ Referendum in the UK
The European Council exchanged views on the UK plans for the referendum and agreed to find solutions in all the four areas at their February 2016 meeting.
On the 18 December 2015 the following conclusions were reached
+ Fight against terrorism
- exchange of information and terrorism financing
Leaders welcomed the agreement on a directive on the use of passenger name record (PNR) and called for its rapid implementation.
+ Economic and Monetary Union
+ Internal market
It also stressed the importance to reach a successful deal on TTIP negotiations.
+ Energy union with a forward-looking climate policy
They stressed the importance of the diversification of suppliers, sources and routes, which is one of the objectives of the Energy Union.
+ External relations
|Subject Categories||Justice and Home Affairs, Politics and International Relations, Security and Defence|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|