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All eyes are on Bratislava

<p>It’s the first time that the 27 leaders of the EU will meet since the UK voted to leave the bloc.</p> <p>In Paris, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande set out where they think the EU should go next.</p> <p>They say boosting the EU’s security and protecting the bloc’s external borders are two top priorities. </p> <p>And how to bridge the divides on key policy areas, such as migration.</p> <p>So, today, all eyes are on Bratislava, Slovakia. </p> <hr> <p>European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has hit out at Jose Manuel Barroso, two months after his predecessor took up a job with Goldman Sachs</p> <p>The U.S. investment bank is blamed, in part, for the eurozone crisis due to its role in helping Greece hide its real debt levels.</p> <p>Barroso served as the head of the commission for a decade, overseeing eurozone policy during those turbulent years.</p> <p>Now, he has signed up as a Brexit advisor with Goldman Sachs.</p> <hr> <p>Later today trade unions and workers from the heavy machinery maker Caterpillar will demonstrate in Charleroi, a Belgian town close to the border with France.</p> <p>Caterpillar said it could lay off about 2,000 employees at a plant in Belgium, as it considers shifting production to other facilities.</p>