EU needs more time to agree Turkey migration plan: EU official

March 7, 2016 7:50 PM

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EU needs more time to agree Turkey migration plan: EU official

BRUSSELS European Union leaders will not be able to agree on Monday to an ambitious plan put forward by Turkey to stop migrants flooding into Europe but will welcome the proposals and keep working on them in coming days, an EU official said.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu surprised EU leaders at an emergency summit on the migration crisis by offering to take back all migrants and refugees who enter Europe from Turkey in future, in return for more money, faster visa-free travel for Turks and accelerated EU membership talks.

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