German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the European Union must be «innovative,» «strong» and «united» despite political differences, during her arrival at an informal meeting of European Union heads of state and governments in Sibiu on Thursday.
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite commented on the JCPOA, saying «I think we need to look what Europe can do, if any. Because if Iran will withdraw... Еще totally we are again at the square one, as it was a few years ago.»
The summit will focus on future challenges and priorities for the EU, with some attention expected to be given to the Brexit process and discussions about European unity. The meeting is taking place two weeks before the 2019 European parliamentary elections.
May 9 also celebrates Europe Day, marking the anniversary of the 'Schuman declaration.'