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European Union leaders will offer Africa up to €3.6bn in exchange for help in tackling the migration crisis rocking Europe VALLETTA — European Union (EU) leaders will offer Africa up to €3.6bn in aid at a summit in Malta in exchange for help in tackling the migration crisis rocking Europe.The gathering of about 50 leaders from the two continents started on Wednesday and is the newest prong in the EU’s strategy to deal with the biggest refugee and migrant influx since the Second World War.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 home by people working abroad.EU migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said European nations would "enhance collaboration" with African countries to protect refugees, send home irregular migrants and stop those smuggling them, while offering Africans legal migration channels."That is why this week’s summit in ...

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