EU gives 17 billion euros to countries that take in Ukrainian refugees
The EU states can use billions from a common budget to support refugees. This is made possible by a decision made by the Council of Ministers on Monday. Funds from the cohesion fund and an aid fund for disadvantaged people are to be reallocated.
EU Council President Charles MichelAPA/AFP/JOHN THYS
The EU states can use up to 17 billion euros from the European community budget for the reception and support of war refugees from the Ukraine to use. A decision made by the Council of Ministers on Monday makes it possible to reallocate money from the so-called cohesion fund and an aid fund for disadvantaged people.
More than 4.2 million refugees have already left Ukraine
In addition, funds from the regional development fund and the social fund can also be used to deal with the refugee crisis, as the representation of the member states announced on Monday in Brussels.
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), since the beginning of the Russian war of aggression against the Ukraine more than 4.2 million people have already left the country. Most of them currently live in EU countries such as Poland and Romania.