European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos give a news conference after an emergency meeting on the migrant crisis in Brussels, Belgium, November 9, 2015. REUTERS/Eric Vidal
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Europe's leaders will offer Africa up to 3.6 billion euros ($3.8 billion) in aid at a summit in Malta Wednesday in exchange for help tackling the migration crisis rocking Europe.The rare gathering of around 50 leaders from the two continents is the newest prong in the European Union's strategy to deal with the biggest flow of refugees and migrants since World War II. The money is meant to persuade African leaders to take back more economic migrants from the EU, with many African countries reluctant to lose the billions of dollars in remittances sent by people working abroad. Progress on the main thrust of the EU's current migrant strategy -- fostering cooperation with Turkey -- will be discussed when EU leaders meet without the Africans Thursday in Valetta.The EU-Africa summit was first called months ago when the Mediterranean route from a lawless Libya was still the main springboard for migrants travelling to the EU in battered fishing boats and flimsy dinghies.
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