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Three million euros for the Spanish border police

BRUSSELS/MADRID – Spain gets 3 million of additional Eu aid in order to better respond to the increasing migration. The money should, in particular, to the Guardia Civil more agents to the Spanish zuidgrenzen to send.

With the additional contribution is the financial support of the European Commission since last month, Spain has been allocated from the EU-veiligheidsfonds on 32 million euro. That is in addition to the nearly 692 million to Spain in the period 2014-2020, the EU receives for matters concerning asylum, migration, integration and security.

Through the western part of the Mediterranean Sea are now more migrants to Europe via Italy or Greece. The Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez asked recently to 30 million additional aid, but that request is only partially granted.

Enhanced cooperation with Morocco

EU commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos (Migration) was Friday in Madrid with Spanish ministers to talk about the shifting migration patterns. They discussed more plans for this summer. Agreement was there about the importance of cooperation with Morocco on migration. It concerns, in particular, rapid spending of 55 million euros from the Afrikafonds of the EU for the better ” grensmanagement’ in Morocco and Tunisia.

In addition, consider Spain and the European Commission considers it necessary to do more to make the contacts with the African countries where migrants come from and travel through. Which countries should be helped to their limits and the root causes of migration under control, as stated in a joint statement. Which is concluded with the conclusion of the EU heads of government last June that the solution to the migration challenges facing the EU for a European and not national.

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