EU leaders to discuss migrant crisis at summit

EU leaders will attend a summit to discuss the migrant situation.

EUROPEAN UNION leaders are going to meet in Brussels on Thursday October 15 with the focus of the summit on the migration and refugee crisis.

Donald Tusk, EU Council President, has cautioned that millions of new migrants could enter the region next spring.

Among the discussions will be the safety of EU borders and the option of an EU border guard. 

The summit will look to cooperate more closely with Turkey as of the almost 600,000 migrants to reach the EU by sea so far in 2015, most are understood to have come via Turkey.

Turkey is reported to have two million migrants with the majority of those fleeing the war in Syria.

The 28 leaders of the EU are going to discuss a strategy to achieve agreement with Turkey regarding financial support for the country and setting up security patrols on the Turkish coastline.

Frans Timmermans, European Commission Vice President, was in Turkey on Wednesday to discuss the situation and he said “The EU needs Turkey and Turkey needs the EU.”

The EU are said to be open to co-funding the opening of refugee reception facilities in the country.

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