Brussels looking for money for the continued Turkey-deal

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BRUSSELS – For the extension of the vluchtelingendeal that the European Union and Turkey locks, is also the next two years, 3 billion euro is needed. From the EU budget is 1 billion euros available. The European Commission calls on the member states on the amount fast to to fill. That have previously, in principle, agreed to the appointments to extend.

The march 2015 deal provided € 3 billion for the reception of (mostly Syrian) refugees in Turkey. The contracts for that amount are closed. More than 1,85 billion euro is paid out, inter alia, for the education of half a million children and humanitarian aid to 1.2 million refugees. ,,The valuable work should be continued’, said EU commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos (Migration) on Wednesday. ,,The cooperation with Turkey is crucial.’

In return, promised Ankara migrants who illegally into Greece went to take it back. The Greeks have there, faster decisions about take, but the deal is a success, says Avramopoulos. Compared with the period before the accord wagon 97 percent fewer migrants crossing from Turkey, ” he said.

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