The Debate

EU's mounting challenges: European unity faces test over migration

Today we have our eyes firmly fixed on the Austrian city of Salzburg where European Union leaders on Thursday gathered for a second day for a meeting at which the issues of migration and Brexit were at the top of the agenda.


The leaders agreed that more dialogue is needed with North African countries with a view to tackle illegal migration at its source and to clamp down on the organisations which help smuggle people into Europe.

On the issue of Brexit, there were no major breakthroughs in Salzburg. British Prime Minister Theresa May insisted that her Brexit blueprint - the so-called Chequers plan - is the only option left, but Donald Tusk, the head of the European Council, said that although the plan contains some positive elements, it "won’t work".

Produced by Laure FOURQUET and James VASINA

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