The EU Grants Additional Funds to Spain and Greece to Handle Migration

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The European Commission has announced that it is urgently granting additional funds to Greece and Spain to improve the conditions in the migratory camps on their land.

€ 25.6 million will be earmarked for Spain to support the camps in Ceuta and Melilla. Greece will receive € 20 million for Lesbos island migrants.

The Commission notes that it has so far provided over EUR 1 billion in emergency aid for migrants. These funds have been shared between Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Sweden and Spain. In total, for migration-related issues, the EU has spent nearly 11 billion euros in the last four years, including border guards.