EU – Turkey Summit results: Limited expectations as many details remain unclear

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Migrants and refugees wait to disembark from a ferry coming from the Greek islands of the north-eastern Aegean sea in the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece, 08 March 2016. Thousands of people remained stranded in the refugee camp at Idomeni, on the Greek border with Macedonia, hours after the European Union and Turkey failed to reach agreement on resolving the migration crisis. Around 1,000 people are expected to disembark 08 March in the Athens' port of Piraeus and to continue north, toward Idomeni.

All eyes on 17-18 March EU Summit, as Monday’s conclusions leave many questions without answer.


The aftermath of the EU - Turkey Summit and conclusions released by the European Council drew all the interest both in European Parliament leaders briefings, but also at Berlaymont’s midday. European Parliament Parties seem to have limited expectations, as details of plans to wide returns of illegal immigrants remain unclear.

The need to secure external borders and stop to illegal immigration underlined EPP’s chair, Manfred Weber. “The Turkish government shouldn’t just take a blind check”, We...


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