Heads of state or government of the EU member countries will gather at the European Council meeting in Brussels on June 22-23.

The meeting’s agenda includes a wide variety of issues from local ones such as the bloc’s security to the global issues including the fight against climate change.

“Last year we agreed that the EU will protect our people against security threats, illegal migration and uncontrolled globalization, and we must continue to deliver. Therefore, during the upcoming European Council, I want us to move further on our policy response in these three areas,” European Council President Donald Tusk wrote in his invitation letter ahead of the meeting.

According to the summit agenda, the meeting’s participants will discuss fighting against terrorism, an issue which has become especially acute in the wake of the numerous terror attacks which had struck the EU countries in recent months.

Combating online radicalization, which has been widely expanding recently, is another topic on the summit’s agenda.

On June 14, Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs, and Civil Liberties of Malta Helena Dalli announced that the EU leaders would discuss the issues of Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), EU military groups as well as the bloc’s defense industry.

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