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EU Summit makes key progress on refugee crisis

16/10/2015 - 00:00
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The High representative Federica Mogherini reported yesterday to the European Council on the steps the Eu has already taken on the external aspects of the refugee crisis, and on the crises in Syria and Libya. Meeting into the early hours of Friday morning, European Union leaders agreed on measures to manage the flows of migrants and refugees, and to tackle the root causes of the issue.

EU Summit makes key progress on refugee crisis

The Council welcomed the agreement of an EU-Turkey joint action plan to tackle the current migratory crisis and agreed to achieve concrete operational measures at the forthcoming Valletta Summit.

The preparation of the Valletta summit with the EU’s African partners is proceeding, and the High Representative will be in Addis Ababa on Monday to continue preparations with the African Union. She will meet AU Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, as well as Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom.

European Council conclusions, 15 October 2015

Conclusions du Conseil européen, 15 octobre 2015