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Source: Government of Sweden

Foreign policy issues

The EU heads of state and government will begin the summit with a discussion of the EU’s relationship with China. They will then discuss the unstable situation in Belarus following the presidential election on 9 August and the nerve agent attack against Alexei Navalny.

In the evening, EU leaders will focus on the EU’s relations with Turkey. They will also discuss the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Single market, industrial policy and digitalisation

On Friday, discussions will focus on the European single market. The point of departure for discussions will be how to improve industrial policy in the EU and what opportunities digitalisation offers.

At the end of the summit, EU leaders are expected to receive an update on the negotiations over the United Kingdom’s future relationship with the EU from chief negotiator Michel Barnier.

Sweden will be represented by Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin at the summit.

Minister for EU Affairs Hans Dahlgren will follow the summit closely on site in Brussels.

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