European Western Balkans

EU approves 30 mln euros in refugee aid for Serbia, Macedonia

European Commission; Photo: European Union

TANJUG_maliBRUSSELS – The EU on Friday approved a further 30 million euros to help Western Balkan countries to deal with the aftermath of the refugee crisis, Tanjug reports.

The funds will go to Serbia, Macedonia and other Western Balkan countries to “help to further improve border and migration management capabilities.”

“This adds to more than EUR 50 million from the EU and 20 million from EU Member States allocated for that purpose to Serbia since September 2015”, the European Commission said in a statement.

The new assistance package “will allow continued support for the border police carrying out border controls in line with European standards and tackling human smuggling.

It will also provide further support to the authorities responding to the basic needs of migrants or refugees, such as accommodation,” the statement said.

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