The subject of the EU summit held in Romania on 9 May 2019 will be the strategic directions of the European Union (EU) for the next 30 years.

Belgium, Denmark, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Portugal and Sweden have called on other EU Member States to adopt an ambitious long-term energy strategy to achieve zero net emissions by 2050 at the latest.

The authors of the document write that climate change is a global challenge of great importance for the future of humanity and the Earth, and stopping global warming at 1. 5 degrees Celsius requires "ambitious and urgent”; actions.

Climate issues will become one of the most important topics of the EU summit. It will also raise the bar for the next EU leaders meeting in June to start work on an EU energy strategy for 2050.