Czech Republic to organize summit on potential EU expansion

The Czech Republic will to organize an informal EU summit on the alliance‘ s potential expansion eastward, once it takes over the rotating presidency of the EU Council, Prime Minister Petr Fiala told journalists at the EU summit in Brussels on Friday. Mr. Fiala said he had been asked by the President of the EU Council Charles Michel and French President Emmanuel Macron to organize such an event so that EU leaders could address an issue that has become highly topical and needs further debate. The Czech head of government said he considered it a good way to start the Czech EU Presidency which the country takes over from France on July 1st.