Fico: EU Summit Successful, Declaration and Road Map Adopted

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico at a press conference following the informal EU summit in Bratislava. (Photo by TASR)

Bratislava, September 16 (TASR) – The informal summit of 27 EU member countries (without Britain) in Bratislava on Friday was successful, having produced the Bratislava Declaration and traced a Bratislava Road Map of the EU’s priorities for the next few months, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said at a press conference.

“The current situation in Europe and the result of the Britain’s referendum provided a good impetus for us in the EU to make some considerations. The summit was supposed to be the first response, and I believe that it was a correct response. The leaders had a sincere debate on the situation of the current EU,” said Fico after the event.

Even though the EU has been displaying certain flaws, it’s still the best possible project for Europe, said Fico.

“We believe that there is no reverse gear – we must continue going forward, because prosperity, stability and security in Europe can’t be guaranteed but via the EU,” said Fico.

“We believe that in the future it’ll be very correct to be more specific and understandable in plans and explaining of the EU’s sense for future generations that can’t compare [it with the past],” added Fico.