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EU leaders arrive at Malta summit on migration

Friday, February 03, 2017 - 01:10

EU leaders arrive in Malta for a summit set to be dominated by the migrant crisis. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) EU leaders are meeting in Malta to discuss plans they hope can forestall a new wave of migrants sailing for Italy from Africa, but aware that anarchy in Libya means any quick fix is a long shot. UK Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel among early arrivals Friday (February 3). Merkel said Libya's situation was critical. "We need of course a political solution for a stable Libya. There is much to work on, there is not yet a sufficient situation. We support the unity government from Mr. (Feraj) Serraj, but of course we need a political future for all of Libya," she told reporters. A controversial agreement with Turkey last year halted an influx of refugees that had brought a million migrants into Germany via Greece. Now the EU has turned its attention to Italy, where a record 181,000 people arrived in 2016, most of them deemed to be seeking work and not in clear need of asylum from persecution.

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EU leaders arrive at Malta summit on migration

Friday, February 03, 2017 - 01:10