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France will host a mini-EU summit

France will host a mini-EU summit

France will host a mini-EU summit early next month to discuss the future of the bloc ahead of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, French President Francois Hollande said Monday.

Hollande, who is in Spain for an official meeting, said leaders of France, Germany, Italy and Spain would meet March 6 in Versailles to discuss the European Union after the departure of the U.K. and to prepare reforms following the Brexit.

 

“These four countries will not decide on their own what EU should be,” Hollande said. “That is not our conception, but we are four important countries.”

 

The Treaty of Rome was signed March 25, 1957, and lays the foundation for the current European Union.