Bulgaria will receive emergency funding to improve border and migration management

The European Commission announced up to €108 million in emergency funding to Bulgaria.

The European Commission has decided to respond to requests for emergency funding received last night from the Bulgarian authorities. To provide additional assistance to Bulgaria, as a frontline Member State guarding EU external borders, up to €108 million are made available in emergency funding to strengthen the management of migration flows, increase reception capacities and the capacities of the asylum service as well as strengthen border surveillance and border control activities.

Financial and operational support has already been provided by the European Commission and the EU agencies. As of this week, Frontex has deployed a total of 173 officers in Bulgaria, responding to a request for additional operational support from the Bulgarian authorities.

For further information, read the press release from the European Commission.

Publication Date: Fri 16 Sep 2016
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