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


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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