European Commission and UNHCR launch scheme to provide 20,000 reception places for asylum seekers in Greece
EU News 384/2015
Athens, 14 December 2015
The European Commission and the UNHCR today launched a scheme to provide 20,000 additional reception places for asylum seekers and relocation candidates in Greece through subsidies for housing in the private sector. The Commission is providing €80 million from the 2016 EU budget. This declaration helps to deliver on a commitment made by Greece and the UNHCR during the Western Balkans Leaders' Meeting on 25 October 2015.
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