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EU Summit Boosts Refugee Aid as Leaders Spar Over Borders

  • Leaders of 28-nation EU struggle toward joint response
  • EU remains divided over setup of force to police frontiers
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The ‘Golden Opportunity’ Refugees Present to Europe

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European Union leaders vowed to boost humanitarian aid in response to the escalating refugee crisis after a summit that left them divided over how to police the bloc’s frontiers.

After weeks of what President Donald Tusk described as “recriminations” and “chaos” over migrant quotas, internal passport checks and external border fences, the leaders of the 28-nation bloc continued to struggle toward a joint response.