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Continued discussions on migration issues in the European Council

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Migration issues were once again in focus when EU heads of state and government met for the European Council meeting in Brussels on 15 October. Discussions concerned both the reception centres (hotspots) to be established in the EU and EU common return policy. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven took part in the meeting.

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven met the President of the European Council Donald Tusk ahead of the meeting
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven met the President of the European Council Donald Tusk ahead of the meeting Photo: Council of the European Union

EU heads of state and government adopted conclusions on increased cooperation in the area of migration, including cooperation with third countries, external border control and ensuring returns. Political and military developments in Syria and Libya were discussed, including their impact on migration flows.  

In addition to migration issues, the European Council also addressed the EMU and the UK’s plans for an in-out referendum.

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