19:37 GMT27 February 2021
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    Major Migrant Crisis in Europe (1819)

    The European Union and Turkey have reached an agreement for Ankara to help Brussels curb migration flows into the bloc, Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A two-day European Council summit on migration opened in Brussels on Thursday. EU leaders were expected to reach an agreement on an EU-Turkey action plan that envisions a one-for-one exchange of undocumented migrants for approved refugees later on Friday.

    Under the EU-Turkey deal, agreed in principal earlier in March, the European Union is expected to accelerate Turkey's EU accession process and introduce a visa-free regime between Turkey and Europe, as well as gran 3 billion euros (over $3.3 billion) to Turkey to help it provide for refugees on its soil. Ankara has requested an additional 3 billion euros in funding through 2018.

    “Turkey Agreement was approved,” Sipila tweeted from the European Council in Brussels.

    Earlier, a source told Sputnik that there were four major disagreements between the EU and Turkey over the deal.

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