A table and pie chart showing the amount of money each European Council member state will be giving towards the €3billion EU/Turkey deal
The European Council last night announced details of its €3billion deal with Turkey – to “stem the flow of migrants to Europe”.
This followed the commitment made to give this money to Turkey, at an EU summit on November 29, 2015.
Ireland will be giving €22.9million to the so-called Turkey Refugee Facility.
Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, which is currently holding the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU, said:
“[The agreements] aim at targeting human traffickers and launching projects which will help give those in and around the refugee camps the hope of a better future. Europe is following up on its decision to make 3 billion euro available for the Turkey Refugee Facility and we will continue to work hard with our Turkish partners to turn this into concrete results.”