European Western Balkans

Agreements signed on EU aid to cope with migrant crisis

Michael Davenport

TANJUG_maliBELGRADE – The EU started on Monday the implementation of a new aid package worth EUR 7 million to help Serbia cope with the unprecedented refugee flows.

Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia Michel Davenport presented Serbian partners with the agreement on grant assistance.

The agreements amounting to EUR 1.5 million were signed by the EU and the Serbian government’s Commissariat for Refugees and Migrations and civil society organizations Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe (HELP), Arbeiter Samariter Bund (ASB), Danish Refugee Council (DRC).

The funds will be used to increase operational capabilities of Serbia’s national and local authorities as well as to purchase equipment needed to help the refugees.

Davenport told reporters that Serbia plays a very important role in addressing the migrant crisis, and that these agreements were concluded in a fast-track procedure.

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