Emergency refugee talks in Brussels on Wednesday saw heads of states locked in talks for more than five hours.
Following warnings from European Council president Donald Tusk that the continent will experience the "greatest tide" of refugees, leaders were split as to what solutions should be offered.
Divides in the council, most notably between the Hungarian and German leaders, led to controversy as to how the ensuing crisis should be dealt with.
In the headlines on Thursday was the millions of pounds which was pledged to help international refugee agencies, but what else came out of the EU summit?
Here is a breakdown of the 6 key things: