At the European Council meeting of 15 October in Brussels last week, Europe’s leaders agreed to an EU-Turkey joint action plan that foresees up to €3 billion in aid and the prospect of easier travel visas and "re-energised" talks on joining the bloc in return for its help in stemming the flow of migrants to Europe.
Much of the success stems from direct negotiations with Turkey that were completed by the European Commission’s First Vice-President, Frans Timmermans during early hours of last Thu...

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