” I will start with Brexit. Today Prime Minister May informed the leaders about the difficulties with ratifying the deal in London and asked for further assurances that would, in her view, unlock the ratification process in the House of Commons. “
If 2017 brought optimism for the EU, 2018 has proved a year of tougher challenges and choices. It was a time of slower growth, a bumpy road towards Brexit, turbulence in Transatlantic ties, renewed tensions over migration, and limited progress in overhauling the euro- zone.