09:24 | 24/08/2016 Cooperation
The leaders of the euro zone's biggest economies held talks on Monday in the aftermath of Britain's shock decision to leave the European Union and said Europe had to turn its back on populists who blamed Brussels for all its problems.
talian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and French President Francois Hollande (L) lead a news conference on the Italian aircraft carrier Garibaldi off the coast of Ventotene island, central Italy, August 22, 2016 (Credit: Reuters)
Speaking on an aircraft carrier off the Italian island of Ventotene, Germany's Angela Merkel, France's Francois Hollande and Italy's Matteo Renzi issued calls for closer security co-operation and better opportunities for young people.
The meeting was designed to lay the groundwork for an EU summit in Bratislava next month.
The EU plans to offer incentives to African governments to help slow the flow of migrants into Europe, but pisions among member states are stark.
Italy, the main entry point for Africans but rarely their planned destination, is struggling to house migrants turned back from neighbouring countries including France, and disagrees with Germany over how to finance the response./.