Migrant crisis dominates as EU holds final summit of 2015
December 17, 2015 4:22 pm
EU leaders are gathering in Brussels for an end-of-year summit focused on tackling Europe’s migrant crisis.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and leaders from seven other EU nations held a special meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu earlier.
One proposal being considered is for the EU to resettle Syrian refugees directly from camps in Turkey – but some countries oppose this.
Other topics include plans for an EU border force and the UK reform agenda.
More than 900,000 people have arrived in Europe this year, prompting some states to build fences and introduce border controls in defiance of the EU’s border-free Schengen area.
The Paris attacks in November have also heightened security concerns across the bloc.