Only took a nine hour dinner and some slightly odd sounding conversations to get there
An EU summit on migration turned into a nine-hour dinner involving odd CV comparisons, lots of clashing viewpoints, and eventually, some kind of deal.
What it means: Of all the many, many meetings politicians have with each other, this was a big one for the EU.
Then number of migrants entering the EU illegally has dropped 96% since 2015, Still, anti-immigrant parties are on the rise across the continent - including in Italy, whose new president came to the summit with the aim of getting other EU countries to share more responsibility for migrants arriving on Italian shores. It’s not our fault we happen to be on the coast, he says - “Italy’s coast is Europe’s coast”.