EU summit LIVE: Panicked VDL scrambles to unite bloc as nations creak at seams

Ursula von der Leyen on EU Covid digital certificates

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Discussions will revolve around regional investment, security, and the socio-economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Delegates will also assess the progression of six of the Balkan states (Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia) towards becoming future EU members.

The summit will be chaired by European Council President Charles Michel.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will also be present.

The EU Environment Council meeting will also be held earlier in the day.

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Covid protestors clash with police ahead of EU summit

Hundreds of protestors, demonstrating against the Slovenian Government’s Covid-19 restrictions, have clashed with police, ahead of the EU summit on Wednesday. 

Tear gas and water cannons were fired by police and the portest’s leader has reportedly been arrested. 

Police fired tear gas and water cannon on Tuesday and a leader of the protest movement has reportedly been detained.

The protests were not linked to the EU summit, but protestors used the opportunity to gain more media attention.

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