EU summit: a hard day’s night with meagre results

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French President Francois Hollande with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during the EU summit meeting, at the European Union council in Brussels, Belgium, 18 February 2016.

EU summit: a hard day’s night with meagre results


Tired leaders haggled deep into the night of Thursday to Friday, until they agreed on migration, leaving the question of Brexit for a further meeting. “We made some progress but a lot remains to be done”, said Council president Donald Tusk. We “are going to stay for however long it takes” Tusk also said.

After a 15-hour day in which EU leaders discussed Britain's goal of a new deal with the bloc, and the unfolding migrant crisis, Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said: “There was unani...


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