EU and Turkey try solving migration problems together

 ЕС і Турцыя ўзгаднілі план вырашэння праблемы мігрантаў

The EU and Turkish leaders discussed a preliminary plan of actions directed at limiting the influx of migrants into Europe at a summit in Brussels, BBC refers to the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker.


Turkey has already accepted about 2 million refugees from Syria. The country is asking the EU for 3 billion euro now – the money is needed to establish refugee centres and simplify the visa regime for Turkish citizens wishing to enter the Schengen area.


The assistance for Ankara will be discussed with the Turkish authorities one of these days, Jean-Claude Juncker said. The process of visa regime simplification will be accelerated. However, the introduction of the visa free regime for Turkish citizen in the Schengen area will depend on the success of the migration restriction attempts.


The Turkish application for membership in the EU will be considered without delay, the summit participants promised.


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