Ahead of the meeting of heads of state and government at the Bratislava Summit on 16 September, BusinessEurope and its 40 national member federations have sent their key messages on how to build a better Europe and what they expect in future negotiations with the United Kingdom. The EU must restore unity and urgently recreate the conditions to be a prosperity and security zone. The strategy to do so should include both rapid deliverables as well as longer term solutions. Productive private and public investment is key to create better opportunities for all citizens. The negotiations to define future EU-UK relations should aim at maintaining as close economic relations as possible between the EU and the UK without undermining EU integration. The integrity of the Single Market must be maintained without cherry picking between the four Single Market freedoms.