EU mini-summit tackles migration crisis

Sixteen of the 28 European Union leaders began an informal meeting in Brussels Sunday to find a common European position to deal with the illegal migration crisis.

Speaking on arrival at the mini-summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today’s meeting is “important to find ways to stop illegal migration to Europe.” “One large part of today’s discussions will be protecting the outside borders and how we reduce illegal migration to Europe,” she said.

On his part, French President Emmanuel Macron said there is a political crisis in Europe linked with the migration problem. He called for an European solution to control illegal migration.

Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel said “we are convinced that we need common solutions. There is no national solution, For the moment we see every country trying to find its own solution. This is really not the Europe I want.” Joseph Muscat, Maltese Prime Minister, said “the situation is extremely precarious. it is not about a blame game . We need to come up with concrete solutions.” The extraordinary summit was called by the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and Merkel

Source: Kuwait News Agency