EU Looks to Tighten Borders, Help Neighbors Host Syrian Refugees

September 23, 2015 4:07 PM

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European Union leaders gathered in Brussels Wednesday for an emergency meeting on the continent's vast migrant crisis, looking to tighten the region's borders, while offering new aid to Turkey and other countries hosting refugees from the Syrian conflict.

But the EU heads of state remained split on how to cope with the thousands of asylum-seekers streaming to Europe, even after their interior ministers adopted a country-by-country quota plan Tuesday to disperse 120,000 migrants throughout the 28-nation bloc.

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