EU leaders discuss how to respond to an increase in migration from outside Europe and the possibility of EU accession talks with Ukraine
Why it matters
The meeting highlights the challenges of managing migration and the importance of EU-Ukraine relations
What the papers say
The Independent emphasizes Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's call for a firm approach on migration and the need to secure EU borders. Euronews highlights the European Union's support for Ukraine and the ongoing conflict with Russia. The Independent also mentions President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola's reassurance to Ireland on Brexit issues and the EU's solidarity with Ireland.
How we got here
The European Union is facing an increase in migration from outside Europe, prompting discussions on how to manage the issue. Additionally, EU leaders are considering the possibility of starting EU accession talks with Ukraine. The ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia has led to Ukrainian refugees seeking asylum in countries like Ireland.
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The European Union is a political and economic union of 27 member states that are located primarily in Europe. Its members have a combined area of 4,233,255.3 km² and an estimated total population of about 447 million.