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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi give his closing press conference at the end of the EU's informal summit of the 27 heads of state or governments, in Bratislava, Slovakia, 16 September 2016.
Photograph: EPA/FILIP SINGER

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says he is not happy with the decisions reached in Bratislava on tackling migration and economic challenges, and was therefore unable to share a podium with his French and German counterparts after the summit.

"I am not satisfied with the conclusions on growth and on immigration, so I cannot hold a press conference together with the German chancellor or with the president of the French Republic," Renzi says.

The informal summit, at which EU leaders sought to show unity in the wake of Britain's decision to leave the bloc, "signals a small step forward," Renzi says, while adding that it is "still a rather long way away from the idea of Europe that we have in mind."

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