EU leaders fail to agree on 'obligatory solidarity'

Not enough support to EU presidency proposal, says sources

18 October, 19:23

    BRUSSELS - The proposal by the EU presidency currently held by Austria to solve a stalemate on the migration issue by introducing the concept of ''obligatory solidarity'' has failed to meet with enough support among EU leaders at a Brussels summit. Reports were from EU sources.

    Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, entering the Euro Summit meeting, said solidarity was preferable to "mandatory quotas" in terms of migrants, and that would mean "everyone contributes where they can".

    The proposal did not meet with enough support, the source said, adding that it is unlikely that the Austrian presidency will try to continue in the same direction.

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