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Brexit looms over special summit on EU's future

Leaders, excluding UK PM, meet ahead of polls to discuss changes in bloc's key posts

When the European Union first decided to hold a special summit in the Romanian city of Sibiu, its chief objective was to discuss the continent's future.

The assumption was that Britain would have left the EU by then, and that the ancient city of Sibiu, nestled in the unspoilt mountainous scenery of Romania's Transylvania, could provide the perfect stimulation for generating new ideas about Europe.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 09, 2019, with the headline 'Brexit looms over special summit on EU's future'. Print Edition | Subscribe