German Chancellor Angela Merkel starts a series of meetings with EU members' leaders, and the first round of such meetings is set for Monday when Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi hosts the German Chancellor and French President Francois Hollande, while next Saturday, Merkel is to receive prime ministers: Christian Kern of Austria, Boyko Borisov of Bulgaria and Tihomir Oreskovic of Croatia and Miro Cerar of Slovenia.
According to a press release from the German Cabinet, the meeting set for Saturday at Meseberg outside Berlin will be held behind the closed doors.
On Friday, Merkel is set to receive the prime ministers of the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland and Denmark.
The consultations are part of preparations for an EU summit meeting in Bratislava, scheduled for 16 September.
The talks are to focus on security, migrations, youth affairs and other issues important for the European Union's future.
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