EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has warned UK that there could be no “a la carte access” to the single market.
Mr Juncker is aiming to rally the 27 countries staying in the EU in the face of brexit as well as the challenges of migration and security.
There were splits, he warned, that had led to “galloping populism” and Europe had to be protected from it.
He said while the EU respected and regretted the UK’s decision to leave Europe, the bloc was not at risk from it,
EU leaders meet in Slovakia’s capital Bratislava on Friday – without UK Prime Minister Theresa May.