© European Union 19-20/10/2017 Meeting

EU leaders will meet to discuss a broad range of issues, including migration, digitalisation, defence and foreign policy issues. They will also exchange views on the Leaders' Agenda, a concrete work programme to guide EU's action in the future. EU27 leaders will review the state of Brexit negotiations.

The European Council consists of the heads of state or government of the EU's member states, together with its President and the European Commission President. It defines the EU's general political direction and priorities.

The Council of the EU represents the member states' governments. Informally also known as the EU Council, it is where national ministers from each EU country meet to adopt laws and coordinate policies.