For the care of refugees, the EU is supporting Turkey with more than 500 million euros. Both the EU States and the European Parliament have agreed to a proposal from the EU Commission, informed the authorities in Brussels on Friday. With the 485 million euros to two humanitarian should be extended to utilities by the end of 2021.
The money flows in addition to the six billion Euro, which was prohibited in the EU of Turkey in the framework of the EU-Turkey agreement by 2016 for the supply of Syrian refugees. "As long as the humanitarian needs persists, the EU will support the refugees in Turkey," said Janez Lenarcic, the EU Commissioner for crisis management, on Friday.
In Turkey there are around 3.6 million Syrian refugees. The EU and Turkey had agreed in the spring of 2016 to a refugee Pact. This provides, among other things, that Turkey is against illegal immigration is going on in the EU and in return EU six billion euros for Syrian refugees gets.
The Turkey had demanded several times in recent months with more support. At the end of February, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared the border to Greece, finally, for refugees and other migrants, and put the EU under pressure. Thousands of migrants made their way to Greece, and thus in the EU. Greece was, however, not going to happen.Updated Date: 10 July 2020, 18:19