Greece says it can house 20,000 more immigrants with EU aid

Greece says it can house 20,000 more immigrants with EU aid

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece said on Monday that the European Union (EU) had offered to pay the accommodation costs of an additional 20,000 migrants in temporary camps on the islands of ...

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece said on Monday that the European Union (EU) had offered to pay the accommodation costs of another 20,000 migrants in temporary camps on the islands as the bloc struggled to improve its refugee flow management in Europe.More than half a million immigrants have passed through Greece this year so far, many of them fleeing the Syrian civil war.Most travel to destinations in the richest western and northern regions of Europe, especially Germany.Greece, plunged into an economic crisis, made it clear that its ability to shelter more refugees was subject to strict EU financial aid and the understanding that these shelters would be relocated later."What we were able to extract (from the EU partners) was that it would be funded by the EU, which was not the case so far. The creation (of new camps) will depend on the funding," said Migration Minister Ioannis Mouzalas. , to a radio.Asked if it was possible to have the facilities ready by the end o...


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