Bratislava is bracing itself for the informal meeting of EU leaders, which will bring Europe’s top politicians to the castle hill, and a giant set of security measures that will affect the whole city for a day. The statements of politicians and observers ahead of the summit however suggest its political impact might not be as grand.
The Bratislava summit, as the top Slovak governmental politicians and the media came to call it while it was in preparation, convenes mainly in response to the Brexit vote. The representatives of the UK are not taking part in it.
“For the very first time, it will be a meeting in which the impacts of the departure of one EU member on its future shape and direction will be discussed,” Peter Stano, spokesman for the Slovak Foreign Ministry, told The Slovak Spectator.
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