The Latest: Hollande chairing meeting on European issues

The Latest on the migrant crisis in Europe (all times local):

11:10 a.m.

Several European leaders are meeting in Paris to discuss ways of strengthening Europe's stance on migration and boosting spotty growth.

France's Socialist President Francois Hollande convened other left-wing political leaders in part to discuss issues that have been pushed lower on the European agenda because of the migration crisis — such as economic reforms and rising far right sentiment. Hollande's office says they're also expected to talk about a possible British departure from the EU.

EU foreign policy chief Mogherini, EU finance commissioner Pierre Moscovici and European Parliament President Martin Schultz were expected to join the meeting.

The meeting comes as Europe is tightening up against asylum-seekers and other migrants and facing a complex summit in Brussels next week on a deal to send thousands back to Turkey.


9:00 a.m.

Police detained 14 young extreme right activists after they torched tires and tried to block migrants in the French port of Calais from entering the center of town.

The group Generation Identitaire said in a statement that its activists "took control" of two bridges Saturday and wants EU and national governments to reinstate borders.

The regional police department said 14 were detained and a truck seized to show the government's "determination not to let extremist movements manipulate the migrant crisis."

Calais, long a magnet for migrants trying to sneak across the English Channel to Britain, became a flashpoint in Europe's unprecedented wave of migrant arrivals. Thousands of people escaping war and poverty in the Mideast and Africa gathered in a filthy Calais camp that authorities are gradually dismantling.