The deal supported by Merkel was to give Turkey 3 billion. In return Turkey would ensure that less migrants would cross the sea to Europe. The EU would pay 1 billion, the EU member states 2 billion. In turns out however that the money hasn’t been paid yet and now Italy is blocking the agreement with Turkey. Sensible argument Italians: how is Turkey going to spend the money? Furthermore the Italians opine that the EU has enough money and can cough up the entire sum itself. There is a general problem the Italians have with Germany: too much power in the EU.