EU leaders finally reach a deal on migrants

 

 

 

European Union leaders have reached an agreement on migration after nearly 10 hours of talks at a summit in Brussels.

Talks continued into the early hours of today before a compromise was reached.

Leaders said that new migrant centres could be set up in EU countries on a “voluntary” basis to determine which of migrants genuine refugees are and which are “irregular migrants, who will be returned.

The 28 EU leaders also agreed to strengthen external border controls, and boost financing for Turkey and countries in North Africa.

So-called “regional disembarkation platforms”, which are aimed at breaking the business model of people-smuggling gangs by processing refugees and migrants outside the EU, will also be “swiftly explored”.

However getting North African countries to host such centres could be very difficult and morocco again on Thursday rejected the idea

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