European leaders meet in Brussels to hammer out a budget to fund the EU from 2014 to 2020. Three months ago, they failed to agree after some countries - including Germany - blocked a proposed budget for being too big.
Some EU leaders are attending a mini-summit in Brussels. They'll discuss differing approaches to how the bloc can deal with a sustained stream of migrants and refugees seeking a new life in Europe.
In many EU countries, right-wing populists are benefiting from the unsolved migration problems. A European solution is becoming increasingly difficult, and countries are starting to go it alone.
Germany, France and key European states will hold an informal meeting on Sunday to address migration. It comes as the EU shifts into overdrive to strike a migration deal ahead of a leaders summit on June 28-29.
Chancellor Merkel has sought to downplay expectations from this week's EU summit for a European solution. The mini-summit of 16 EU leaders created "a lot of goodwill" to discuss EU disagreements on migration, she said.
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