European Leaders Clash over Migration Rules

“European Leaders Clash Over Migration Policies,” by Valentina Pop and Viktoria Dendrinou for the Wall Street Journal:

European leaders clashed Thursday over the bloc’s faltering migration policies, with Austria digging in its heels on a decision that is likely to leave thousands of migrants trapped in Greece.

After six hours of acrimonious talks, leaders set a March deadline for a deal with Turkey to start stemming the influx of people into Europe.

The European Union has earmarked €3 billion and other perks for Turkey to stem the migration tide that brought over one million people to Europe in the past year.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is under pressure both domestically and abroad to toughen her stance on migration, said early Friday morning that she is still counting on the Turkey deal to work and numbers to fall in coming weeks…


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