EU Commission proposes 1.7 billion euros in funds for refugee crisis

AFP , Wednesday 23 Sep 2015

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European Union flags fly in front of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels. (Photo: Reuters)

The European Commission on Wednesday proposed an additional 1.7 billion euros ($1.9 billion) in funds to help the bloc tackle the biggest refugee crisis to face the continent since World War II.

"We have taken a decision to propose an additional 1.7 billion euros," EU budget commissioner Kristalina Georgieva told reporters. "With this money we are more than doubling financing to deal with the refugee crisis."

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