EU to hold special summit with Turkey on Migrant crisis



    EU to hold special summit with Turkey on Migrant crisis

    Feb 19, Berlin: The EU is to hold a special summit with Turkey on the migration crisis in early March, officials have announced.

    European Council President Donald Tusk after late-night talks at an EU gathering in Brussels said, "The EU-Turkey action plan is our priority."

    The EU has pledged €3bn (£2.3bn; $3.3bn) to Turkey in return for housing refugees on its territory.

    According to the reports, more than a million people arrived in the EU in 2015, creating Europe's worst refugee crisis since World War Two.

    On Thursday alone, about 900 migrants were rescued near the Greek island of Lesbos, the EU border agency Frontex said.

    Officials in Vienna said that 80 asylum applications would be accepted each day, and a maximum of 3,200 people would be allowed to travel through Austria.

    The Oslo Times

     
     

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