FRONTEX, the EU borders agency, calculates 1.2 million illegal crossings at the EU’s external borders in 2015. The EU wants to build a €1.8 billion Africa Trust Fund to help the continent avoid massive outward refugee flows (compared to €3 billion for Turkey alone). But so far governments have delivered only €30 million.
- Opening statement by President Donald Tusk at the Valletta summit on migration (11/11/2015)
- Remarks by President Donald Tusk at the press conference of the Valletta summit on migration (12/11/2015)
Valletta summit on migration, 11-12 November 2015 – action plan and political declaration
EU and African leaders participating to the Valletta summit on migration agreed on a political declaration and a action plan to manage migration flows in all their aspects.