EU's first summit since Brexit could show cracks in group's unity

USA Today with a statement by Van Roosebeke/ cep on the EU informal summit in Bratislava, Slovakia

Bert Van Roosebeke, a political scientist at the Center for European Politics in Freiburg, Germany, said that the differences of opinion between the member states are so big that it's difficult to see a remedy in the near future.

Whereas Eastern member states want more power returned to national parliaments, bigger players such as France and Germany are adamant that solutions to joint difficulties should take place at the EU level, he said.

"These problems are not suddenly going to disappear. For the next few years, the EU is going to be at a standstill," said Van Roosebeke. on