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Immigration and euro to test EU leaders at summit

Political backlash against migration in full swing, while euro zone reform lacks consensus

European Union summits, which bring together the heads of states and governments of its 28 member states, are often complicated affairs, with agendas full about every conceivable subject.

But the summit, which starts today in Brussels, will concentrate on Europe's two most pressing matters: dealing with the popular backlash against immigration that is now gripping the continent, and assessing French-German proposals to reform the management of the euro currency.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 28, 2018, with the headline 'Immigration and euro to test EU leaders at summit'. Print Edition | Subscribe