Hollande, Merkel to meet in Paris ahead of EU-Turkey migration summit

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are set to meet in Paris Friday at 10:15 am local time (0915 GMT), just three days ahead of a planned EU-Turkey summit on migration.

On Thursday, Hollande met with British Prime Minister David Cameron, where the two discussed migration. High on the agenda was the increasingly fraught situation at a camp in Calais, in northern France, where thousands of migrants have been staying, many hoping to cross the channel to England.

Monday's summit between EU and Turkish leaders comes amid signs that efforts to stem the crisis are failing, while border fences along the main Balkan migration route from Greece to northern Europe are stranding thousands in the south-eastern corner of the continent.

Last update: Fri, 24/06/2016 - 08:49
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