BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European leaders reached a deal on migration in the early hours of Friday, but the pledges made to strengthen borders were vague, and a bleary-eyed German Chancellor Angela Merkel conceded differences remained.
After nine hours of often stormy talks, EU leaders agreed to share out refugees arriving in the bloc on a voluntary basis and create “controlled centers” inside the European Union to process asylum requests.
They also agreed to share responsibility for migrants rescued at sea, a key demand of Italy’s new prime minister, Giuseppe Conte.
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WNU Editor: The problem with this deal is that a majority of Europeans want the EU to stop migrants from entering the continent …. not putting up a “voluntary mechanism” that will take care of these migrants. It also does not address the real crisis, and that is it ignores the tens of millions who now want to migrate to the EU for a better life. The only thing that this deal really accomplished was giving German Chancellor a temporary reprieve with her coalition partners that she is doing something …. when in reality she is not.