AFP: EU Leaders Consider Meeting with Turkey’s President on Refugees  

World | November 12, 2015, Thursday // 19:38| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: AFP: EU Leaders Consider Meeting with Turkey’s President on Refugees   Syrian refugees pray at the first day of Eid Al-Adha at Akcakale Refugee Camp in Sanliurfa, southeastern Turkey, 24 September 2015. Europe is experiencing its most significant influx of migrants and refugees since WWII. Photo EPA/BGNES

Leaders of EU member states on Thursday discussed a possible meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan later this month to seek his help in alleviating the worst migrant crisis in Europe since World War II, AFP reported.

However, there would be "no decisions, no agreement on timing, format" taken during the informal meeting of EU leaders in Malta on Thursday, according to an EU source who asked not be named, the newswire said.

It also quoted two sources as saying that European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was planning to propose to EU member states  to contribute EUR 2.5 B toward a EUR 3.0 B fund to help Turkey cope with refugees on its territory, while the European Commission will give the rest.

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