The informal European Council will bring together EU heads of state or government in Sibiu, Romania on 9 May 2019.
The summit will be hosted by Klaus Iohannis, President of Romania, which currently holds the Presidency of the Council. The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, will chair the meeting. European Commission President Juncker and European Parliament President Tajani will also be present.
EU leaders will discuss the EU’s next strategic agenda for the period 2019-2024. They will exchange views on the challenges and priorities for the EU for the years to come.
The current agenda was agreed in June 2014 by the European Council. It focuses on five priority areas.
- jobs, growth and competitiveness
- empowering and protecting citizens
- energy and climate policies
- freedom, security and justice
- the EU as a strong global actor