E.U. Offers Turkey 3 Billion Euros to Stem Migrant Flow

November 29, 2015 4:06 PM

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E.U. Offers Turkey 3 Billion Euros to Stem Migrant Flow

BRUSSELS — Under heavy pressure from Germany to get a grip on Europe’s migrant crisis after months of dithering, European Union leaders met in Brussels on Sunday with Turkey’s prime minister to complete a deal that German Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes will slow the chaotic flood of asylum seekers into the 28-nation bloc.

The meeting, the seventh gathering of European leaders since the spring regarding the highly divisive question of migration, took place days after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane and added a new element of uncertainty to a crisis that has overwhelmed Europe’s slow decision-making process.

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