The European Union has given 10 days to finalize a new agreement with Ankara supposed to “change the game” with the influx of migrants to Europe, with the explosive proposal on the table to return to Turkey all migrants crossing the Aegean sea, including the Syrians.
This new summit between the leaders of Turkey and 28 , completed in the night of Monday to Tuesday after laborious discussions, led on the ultimate promise dealings with dot a pattern next scheduled summit on 17 and 18 March in Brussels.
“Time of irregular migration in Europe is over”, welcomed the European Council President Donald Tusk, despite the lack of global agreement after more than 12 hours of meetings.
The proposals of Turkey
Ankara has surprised everyone by putting on the table of new proposals – strongly suggested by Germany and the European Commission, according to some participants – but also new requirements before Europeans desperately seeking a solution to the migration crisis.
Turkey specifically requested three billion euros additional European aid, more than three billion already promised, to better accommodate and integrate on its soil Syrian refugees (2, 7 million currently). Especially to accelerate negotiations to delete “by June” visas for Turks traveling in the Schengen area.
The perspective of EU membership, “we want five negotiating chapters are opened as soon as possible,” stressed the Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu.
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