A summit on building standards in Europe is to be held in Paris on Friday to discuss the issue of building in the bloc.

The meeting, called by the French government, will focus on “the construction of the EU” and how to “avoid duplication”.

The event comes after French president Emmanuel Macron visited the EU’s borders on Tuesday, meeting EU ministers.

He also met with the leaders of Germany, Hungary and Italy.

The European Union’s chief negotiator, Andrus Ansip, will also take part.

“This meeting is about the EU and its citizens,” said EU interior minister Antonio Tajani.

“There are no plans yet to discuss building standards for the EU.”

European Union officials said the summit will focus specifically on the issue.

“We want to be on the front line to ensure that all member states can achieve their high standards in building,” said a European Commission spokesperson.

“But we also want to work together on common solutions for the common challenges of the future.”

“There is a growing sense in Brussels that building standards are not enough,” said the spokesperson.

The summit will be held on Friday and the participants will be able to speak on any subject, including “the EU’s response to the refugee crisis”.

The summit is being held ahead of the 2020 European Union elections and has been seen as a major milestone for Mr Macron, who has campaigned on reforming the EU.

Mr Macron has previously said the bloc needs to reform, including more stringent building standards.

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