Debate on the outcome of the EU summit on the refugee crisis 

Measures to deal with the unprecedented refugee crisis, as agreed by heads of state or government at an informal EU summit on 23 September, will be debated with European Council President Donald Tusk and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Tuesday, at 9.00. The humanitarian situation of refugees within the EU and in neighbouring countries will also be addressed by MEPs in a separate debate, also on Tuesday.

At an informal summit on 23 September, EU leaders discussed ways to respond to the urgent needs of refugees in the region, including providing an additional €1 billion to help the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the World Food Programme, increasing EU funds to help Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey, and strengthening controls at the EU's external borders.

Migration will also be high on the agenda of the 15-16 October European Council summit.

Procedure: Council and Commission statements followed by debate

Debate: Tuesday, 6 October

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