MOSCOW (Sputnik) — First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans said that the European Union was not yet fully satisfied with Turkish efforts aimed at tackling the refugee flow heading to Europe through its territory.
Amid the major migrant crisis witnessed by the European Union, Turkey has become a key transit country for refugees from the Middle East, attempting to reach stable and wealthy EU states.
In November, Ankara and Brussels approved a joint plan to cut the influx of migrants into the 28-nation bloc. Turkey is to help protect EU borders, and is expected to agree to resettle refugees that have managed to get to Europe from Turkey. EU member-states are expected to provide Ankara with over $3 billion and give impetus to negotiations for Turkey's accession to the European Union.