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EU's Michel says migration issue a European challenge

European Council President Charles Michel speaks during a news conference with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (not pictured), in Athens, Greece September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

ATHENS (Reuters) - All EU member states should share the burden of tackling the migration challenge, European Council President Charles Michel said on Tuesday.

The migration issue is not just a challenge for some member-states on the frontline but for the European Union as a whole, Michel, who chairs summits of EU leaders, said after meeting Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Athens.

He also said that “a strong response” was needed on the issue and the EU was working to reach convergence on migration policy.

Reporting by Angeliki Koutantou and Renee Maltezou

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