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European Council, 17-18/03/2016: Main results

EU News 96/2016

European Council

At their meeting on 17- 18 March, EU leaders discussed further steps to address the migration crisis and EU-Turkey cooperation. They also held a debate the economic situation and on climate and energy.

On 18 March, EU leaders met with their Turkish counterpart, Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmed Davutoğlu. They reached an agreement aimed at stopping the flow of irregular migration via Turkey to Europe, breaking the business model of smugglers and offering migrants an alternative to putting their lives at risk.

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Handshake between Ahmet Davutoğlu, Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker (from left to right) Date: 17/03/2016 Reference: P-031198/00-42 Location: Brussels - Council/Justus Lipsius © European Union , 2016 URL