EU mini-summit tackles migration crisis political flare-up

June 24 2018

More than half of the European Union’s leaders meet in Brussels on June 24 to grapple with a resurgent political crisis over migration that threatens to tear the bloc apart.

The 16 heads of government and state are responding to alarm about growing rifts not only among the EU’s 28 members but also within the German government itself, the bloc’s most powerful.

As tensions rise between Rome and Paris as well as Rome and Berlin, the top-level talks are designed to help clear the heavy air for a previously scheduled full summit of all EU leaders on June 28 and 29.

But German Chancellor Angela Merkel has conceded “no solution will be reached” on the overall migration issue at either summit.


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