French President Emmanuel Macron will host the Austrian chancellor for talks on Tuesday before a video summit with other EU leaders to discuss a joint response to recent terrorist attacks carried out by radical Islamists.
The meeting comes a week after a gunman killed four people in a shooting rampage in the heart of Vienna, an attack claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group.
Some of the participants in Tuesday’s video call will take questions during an online news conference afterwards, Macron’s office said.
Last week, the French president called for a rethink of Europe’s open-border Schengen area, including a more robust protection of the zone’s external frontiers.
(FRANCE 24 with AFP, REUTERS)