EU, African leaders gather in Malta amid refugee crisis

EU heads of government expected to offer African states billions of euros in exchange for help with the migrant issue

EU, African leaders gather in Malta amid refugee crisis

World Bulletin / News Desk

EU heads of government gathered with African leaders in Malta on Wednesday to discuss ways to cope with the worst migrant crisis facing the 28-nation bloc since World War II. 

Arriving at the two-day summit EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told reporters: "Migration and management of the refugee flows is a challenge both for the European Union and Africa.

"With all the African friends that I have been meeting in this first year in office, I’ve shared their worries, their hard work on the refugees and migrants they themselves host in their countries," Mogherini added. 

EU leaders are expected to offer countries in Africa billions of euros in exchange for receiving help with the migrant crisis.

The number of refugees crossing the European Union’s external borders was 1.2 million from January to October this year, four times higher than the 282,000 recorded crossings last year, the bloc’s border agency, Frontex, reported on Tuesday.

 

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