The leaders of the EU have met on the island Ventotene, this mini-summit tried to find a solution in complex political and economic situation in the European Union after Brexit. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi invited German Chancellor and French President to Ventotene, a small island near Naples, where three politician discussed their common strategy ahead of a summit of all 28 EU’s leaders in September.
Ventottene mini-summit took place today in a tiny island Ventotene, where the Italian PM invited Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande. Three biggest countries’ leaders met to discuss the situation in the political and economic life of the EU after Brexit.
The Ventotene meeting touched as well the issue of 2017 elections–all three countries will face this process in the next year. In France, for example, Nicolas Sarkozy will run for the presidency. Hollande, Merkel and Renzi tried to address Europe’s response to the migrant crisis and issues of security on the continent.
Ventotene was chosen because of its symbolic meaning to the EU – one of the EU’s founding fathers, Altiero Spinelli, wrote a manifesto for a federal Europe while he was imprisoned on the island off the coast of Naples during the world war II
The mini-summit has demonstrated the unity of Europe’s biggest countries, concluded the experts. Brexit made a life of EU more complicated, and this political divorce will not be fast and painless, indeed.