Remaining EU leaders meet to discuss institution’s future

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The European Union’s path ahead remains uncertain but this is a tentative first step – an informal summit of leaders without Britain.

CCTV’s Guy Henderson reports. 

Remaining EU leaders meet to discuss institution's future

Remaining EU leaders meet to discuss institution's future

Calling a fundamentally different vision of what a post-Brexit EU should be, German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces opposition at home and from allies.

The aim of the meeting is, perhaps above all else, showing an increasingly divided bloc of nations can still work together. 

However, in their calls for a fundamentally different vision of what a post-Brexit EU should be, German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces opposition at home and from allies.

Here in central Europe the voices of dissent have been particularly vocal.

Host Slovakia is currently suing the EU for trying to force it to accept Muslim refugees. Hungary’s Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, said only this week that he wants nothing short of a “counterrevolution”- to strip power away from Brussels and hand it back to national parliaments.

After a full day of talks, one solid result was an agreement to send extra resources to Bulgaria to help control an increasing flow of migrants there, and leaders agreed to present conclusions by next March.