Sunday’s informal meeting in Brussels, called by European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker, was attended by 16 leaders of European Union states, among them Prime Minister Joseph Muscat.
German Chancellor Aangela Merkel came out of the meeting stating that everyone has a responsibility to shoulder. Merkel is looking at addressing the challenge through agreement at European level, but where this is not possible, negotiations will be held with individual states.
Prime Minister Joseph Muscat stated that the situation in the Mediterranean is precarious, with people looking towards leaders to offer concrete solutions. Malta put forward its proposals during the meeting.
The Prime Minister gave these comments to TVM and to other international media representatives in Brussels: