European Union leaders will be meeting for an emergency Summit in Brussels on Friday 21 September to discuss a coordinated response to the terrorist attacks on the US. On Thursday 20 September, there will be a special Council of EU ministers of justice and the interior.
Several extraordinary meetings will take place this week to discuss Europe’s response to terrorism:
- French, German, Belgian and Dutch police officers and magistrates are meeting on Monday 17 September to coordinate their anti-terrorist investigations.
- On Thursday 20 September, EU ministers for Justice and the Interior meet in Brussels to discuss the judicial and home affairs aspects of new the intensified fight against terrorism.
- On Friday, EU heads of state of the 15 will probably meet in Brussels to discuss further efforts. Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt has started a tour of the EU capitals to prepare for this extraordinary summit. This meeting was not yet officially convened.