The EU relies on Turkey in its efforts to stem the flow of migrants seeking refuge or work in European countries. Turkey sees this as an opportunity to negotiate some heavy-duty concessions.
French President Emmanuel Macron says France wants more money from the UK and to negotiate a better police cooperation to handle the migrants in Calais. He made the comments during a visit to the French port town.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is heading for talks with French President Macron, the man slowly assuming her role as Europe's leading figure. But with a new Franco-German treaty to discuss, both still need each other.
During a tense press conference in Paris, Turkey's Erdogan said journalists are "gardeners" of terrorism and got into a spat with a French reporter. France's Macron said he raised concerns about human rights in Turkey.
Manfred Weber said Europe was seeking a "final solution" to the migrant crisis, a term reminiscent of the Nazi era. The remarks came during a CSU conference that saw the party vow to look eastwards for closer links.
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