WRAPUP – Final #EUCO summit yields few results and one major dispute

EU leaders will once again meet in Brussels to discuss a whole host of issues. [EUCO]

The 28 European Union leaders wrapped up a busy year with a two-day European Council summit, in which they agreed to open talks on future trade relations with the UK next year, extend sanctions on Russia and press ahead with defence cooperation.

But no conclusions were reached on migration and the ensuing dispute exposed a continuing divide between ‘old Europe’ and the new eastern members. Plans for a eurozone reform won another respite, with the sense of urgency dulled by the zone’s solid economic performance. Key discussions are pencilled in for March and June.

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