EU leaders arrive in Malta for a summit set to be dominated by the migrant crisis. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) EU leaders are meeting in Malta to discuss plans they hope can forestall a new wave of migrants sailing for Italy from Africa, but aware that anarchy in Libya means any quick fix is a long shot. UK Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel among early arrivals Friday (February 3). Merkel said Libya's situation was critical. "We need of course a political solution for a stable Libya. There is much to work on, there is not yet a sufficient situation. We support the unity government from Mr. (Feraj) Serraj, but of course we need a political future for all of Libya," she told reporters. A controversial agreement with Turkey last year halted an influx of refugees that had brought a million migrants into Germany via Greece. Now the EU has turned its attention to Italy, where a record 181,000 people arrived in 2016, most of them deemed to be seeking work and not in clear need of asylum from persecution.