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    Numbers Game: Germany Receives 32 Syrian Refugees, Finland 11

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    At least 32 Syrian refugees from Turkey were resettled to Germany and 11 others to Finland on Monday morning under the EU-Turkey migrant action plan, the European Commission said in a press release.

    BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the Ankara-Brussels agreement on the return of undocumented migrants in exchange for Syrian refugees on a one-for-one basis came into force.

    "This morning, 32 Syrian refugees were resettled to Germany and 11 to Finland," the press release reads.

    According to the European Commission, a group of Syrian refugees is also expected to arrive from Turkey to the Netherlands on Tuesday morning.

    In March, Brussels and Ankara worked out and agreed on a deal under which Turkey pledged to take back all undocumented migrants who arrive in the European Union through its territory in exchange for asylum seekers from Syria, on a one-for-one basis.

    In return, the European Union pledged to provide a total of 3 billion euros (over $3.3 billion) to Turkey to help it provide for the refugees there, with a further 3 billion-euro provision possible, as well promising to accelerate Ankara's EU accession bid and introduce a visa-free regime between Turkey and Europe.

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