EU leaders meet in Brussels on migration

Prime Minister Löfven speaks after the meeting
Photo: The EU Representation

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and 15 other heads of state and government of the European Union met Sunday in Brussels, Belgium in a special meeting on migration called by Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission. 

The purpose of the summit held in Brussels, Belgium, was to discuss migration issues.

“It was good to meet today to prepare for next week’s discussions on migration. It is important for us to continue working for a common asylum system in Europe – focusing on cooperation with countries that migrants come from, strengthening borders and achieving a fairer distribution within the EU,” said Mr. Löfven after the meeting.

Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Spain, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Netherlands, Finland, Denmark, Greece, Slovenia, Austria, Malta and Sweden took part in the meeting, hosted by Juncker.

In another development, Prime Minister Löfven will attend the European Council meeting in Brussels on 28–29 June.

The European Council, that is all heads of state and government, will further discuss migration policy issues. Other items on the agenda are trade and security issues.