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The Council adopted conclusions on the EU regional strategy for Syria and Iraq as well as the Da'esh threat, outlining its priorities in working to achieve lasting peace, stability, security in Syria, Iraq and the wider region.
Ministers focused on the implementation of the Valletta action plan six months after its adoption. They took note of the state of play of the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa.
The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission have today adopted a policy proposal that will guide the actions of the European Union in the Arctic region.
The European Commission set out a new strategic vision today regarding how its external action can best support refugees and displaced people in long lasting crises.
The Commission has today reported on the implementation of the EU-Turkey Agreement and finds that good progress has been made to operationalise the Statement.
The Council adopted conclusions, underlining the need to mobilise EU instruments to prevent and counter hybrid threats to the EU, its member states and partners, while taking into account ongoing work as regards both internal and external policies.
Today, the European Commission adopted its assessment of the Action Plan presented by the Greek authorities which details how Greece plans to address the deficiencies in its external border management.
Today the European Commission has announced a €52 million humanitarian aid package aimed specifically at educational projects for children in emergency situations in 2016.
On 30 March 2016, the EU hosted in Brussels the 13th EU-India summit. Discussions focused on trade and investment, energy and climate, water, migration and foreign and security policy.
At their meeting on 17-18 March, EU leaders discussed further steps to address the migration crisis and EU-Turkey cooperation. They also held a debate on the economic situation and on climate and energy.
The support is part of the Commission's pledge made at the conference 'Supporting Syria and the Region' held earlier this year in London, where the EU and the Member States pledged over €3 billion to assist the Syrian people this year.
The Council adopted a regulation setting up an EU emergency support mechanism to help Greece and other member states overwhelmed by the arrival of large numbers of refugees.
On 7 March 2016, EU heads of state or government held a meeting with Turkey to strengthen their cooperation on the migration and refugee crisis. European Council President Donald Tusk chaired the meeting, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu represented Turkey.
The Commission today presented a detailed Roadmap of the concrete steps needed to return order to the management of the EU's external and internal borders.
As the refugee crisis continues to put pressure on many European Member States, the Commission proposes a faster way for support to be provided to tackle wide-ranging humanitarian crises within the EU.