EU argues over sharing migrant burden

EU leaders hold urgent talks on the Mediterranean migrant crisis, with summit chairman Donald Tusk calling for burden-sharing. At the end of the meeting, he said: “Leaders agreed that 40,000 persons in need will be relocated from Greece & Italy to other states over the next 2 years. Interior ministers will finalise the scheme by the end of July. And another 20,000 will be resettled; total of 60,000″. (European Council President)

Before reaching the agreement, Italian PM Renzi said to his fellow EU leaders: “If this is your idea of Europe, you can keep it”. (Corriere della Sera)