EU’s Tusk mulls special migration summit, decision Thursday
Calls for a crisis meeting of European Union leaders were mounting after interior ministers failed to reach a deal Monday on binding quotas for the redistribution of refugees.
“During my consultations some leaders requested an extra EUCO (summit) on migration. I will continue consultations and announce my decision Thursday,” Tusk said on Twitter.
Tusk had last week warned that he would call a special summit if the ministers failed to agree on a solution at their meeting in Brussels, warning of the need for “solidarity and unity.”
Merkel and her Austrian counterpart Werner Faymann on Tuesday jointly called for a summit to be held next week to deal with Europe’s biggest migration crisis since World War II.
“It is a problem for the entire European Union and therefore we argued for a special EU summit to be held next week,” Merkel said in Berlin.