Over the last few months the EU has been confronted with an unprecedented number of migrants and refugees arriving in Europe.
The EU, together with the member states, has taken a range of measures to address the challenges created by migration. The Council and European Council are intensifying efforts to ensure an adequate and appropriate response to the current refugee crisis and establish a credible European migration policy.
EU leaders met in Brussels on 23 September 2015 to:
EU leaders agreed on a list of priorities :
They also called for renewed diplomatic efforts to solve the crisis in Syria and ensure the formation of a government of national unity in Libya.
Migration was on the agenda of the European Council again on 15-16 October 2015.