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    EU, Turkey Agree on Principles of Joint Solution to Refugee Crisis

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    European Commission deputy chief spokeswoman Mina Andreeva said that the European Union has agreed with Turkey on main principles of a joint solution to the current refugee crisis.

    BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — The European Union has agreed with Turkey on main principles of a joint solution to the current refugee crisis, European Commission deputy chief spokeswoman Mina Andreeva said Tuesday.

    ​Earlier in the day, Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel said that European Council President Donald Tusk was expected to work out details of a new migration plan with Turkey before the EU summit on March 17-18.

    On Monday, the Turkey-EU summit on migration took place in Brussels. The summit focused on stemming migration flows into the European Union. During the event, the sides discussed cooperation on migration, focusing on a speedy implementation of the EU-Turkey action plan approved in November.

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