MED9 Summit in Malta

Yesterday afternoon, leaders of 9 Mediterranean countries met in Malta along with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel, to tackle more effectively migration at its roots and transit countries. The leaders of these 9 countries also called for a step up in negotiations on the EU’s Migration Pact and to reach an agreement before the end of the European Commission’s current legislative term.

The MED9 leaders – Malta’s Robert Abela, French president Emmanuel Macron, Italy’s prime minister Giorgia Meloni, Portugal’s prime minister Antonio Costa, Cypriot president Nikos Christodoulides, Croatia’s prime minister Andrej Plenković, Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Slovenia’s Robert Golob and Spanish secretary of state for European Affairs Ignacio Navarro Ríos – gathered in Malta as the EU attempts to reach a deal on how to handle asylum seekers and irregular migrants.

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