June 29, 2018 / 3:11 AM / 20 days ago

France's Macron says EU cooperation prevailed on migration

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said a hard-fought deal reached by European Union leaders on migration showed “European cooperation” had prevailed over national interests.

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel take part in a European Union summit in Brussels, Belgium June 28, 2018. Stephanie Lecocq/Pool via REUTERS

“After nine hours of discussions an agreement has been found. It is European cooperation that has won the day,” Macron said as he left talks that began on Thursday evening and lasted until dawn on Friday.

“Europe will have to live with migratory pressures for a long time. We must succeed in standing up to this challenge whilst being true to our values.”

Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska, Richard Lough

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