European Council President Donald Tusk proposed a meeting of EU Heads of State and Government and the Western Balkans on 17 May next year in Sofia. This is part of a list of proposals for the work program of the European Council by mid-2019.
In a letter to the EU heads of state and government on the occasion of the European Council meeting in Brussels at the end of this week, Tusk notes that there are disagreements on many topics in the Community so far. He suggests that issues that are stagnant should be discussed on a regular basis, and when unanimity is impossible, recourse to so-called "enhanced cooperation", Mediapool announced. This procedure provides for EU countries that agree with a proposal to approve and implement it, while retaining the opportunity for others to join at any time.