June 28, 2018 / 10:20 AM / 6 months ago

Finish PM ready to deal with Merkel on 'secondary migration' as EU leaders meet

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU leaders meet in Brussels for two days of talks on migration that German Chancellor Angela Merkel described as “make or break” for the union.

They will also discuss security, trans-Atlantic trade and their troubled ties with U.S. President Donald Trump, economic sanctions on Russia, the bloc’s next long-term budget from 2021, the euro zone reform and Brexit, among others.

Below please find the leaders’ comments before the summit starts in Brussels later on Thursday.

MIGRATION

Juha Sipila, Finland Prime Minister:

“We have practical problems (on secondary migration) in Finland and Finland is ready to cooperate with Germany.”

Reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek, Writing by Gabriela Baczynska

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