Somali migrants in Malta
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The EU's immigration dilemma

24 October 2013 Last updated at 06:51 BST

European leaders are gathering in Brussels on Thursday, for the first time since hundreds of would-be migrants died in a shipwreck off the Italian island of Lampedusa.

The European Parliament has called for a humanitarian conference to be convened to discuss how to tackle the growing crisis, but it appears unlikely that the issue will be resolved anytime soon.

Matthew Price reports.