European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker (l) and German chancellor Angela Merkel (r) talking prior to a meeting of EU leaders on Europe migrant crisis
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EU: Billion euros to tackle migrant crisis

EU leaders meeting in Brussels have agreed on boosting aid to Syria's neighbours in a series of measures aimed at tackling the migrant crisis.

The emergency summit in Brussels ended with a pledge to increase aid for Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey, where millions of Syrians have fled.

The leaders also agreed donate €1bn (£700m, $1.1bn) to UN agencies.

The meeting was overshadowed by a row over the relocation of migrants.

Damian Grammaticas reports.

  • 24 Sep 2015
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