EU, Turkey Near Agreement on Refugees
Will this solve the migrant crisis? European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is hopeful, noting that he and European colleagues have reached a “breakthrough” with Turkey to take back irregular refugees who arrive in Greece. The plan also includes the resettlement of one Syrian from Turkey to the EU for every Syrian taken back into Turkey from the Greek islands. This, Juncker says, will “break the business model of smugglers exploiting human misery,” and make it clear that legal migration is the only viable path to life on the Continent.