Italy's new prime minister threatened to veto the summit's conclusions (Photo: Consilium)

EU migration talks hit Italian rock

EU leaders were getting ready Thursday evening (28 June) for an all-out confrontation over migration, with positions still irreconcilable on how to deal with people trying to cross the Mediterranean sea.

"It will be difficult today to have a final agreement on all the issues but we should be able to discuss about everything," said Luxembourg's prime minister Xavier Bettel before the EU summit opened in Brussels in early afternoon.

But simultaneously, his Italian colleague Giusepp...

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