EU Commission’s efforts to address refugee crisis focuses on Greece
“The European Commission’s efforts on dealing with the refugee crisis are focused on Greece,” the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday. He also said that he is preparing a “cooperation memorandum between EU-Turkey” on the same issue.
Addressing the “humanitarian situation of refugees” within the EU and the neighbouring countries was the focus of discussions at the European Parliament plenary, in the presence of the President of the Council Donald Tusk and the European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker.
The two presidents presented the conclusions of the informal September 23 European Council meeting on the refugee crisis.
The Commission’s proposals for 2015 and those to be filed in the coming weeks for 2016 relate initially to 800 million euros. He argued that the European Commission’s participation in the effort for the reallocation of refugees and the rapid response are important as this will persuade the Council to follow.
He underlined that 66,000 migrants that have arrived in Greece should be reallocated to other EU countries adding that the Commission will provide up to 600 employees to support Greece in the protection of external borders.
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