New strategy mobilises all EU tools and €1 billion for Syria and Iraq
EU News 30/2015
Brussels, 06 February 2015
The European Commission and the High Representative are presenting the first EU comprehensive strategy on tackling the crises in Syria and Iraq and the threat posed by Da'esh. It brings together ongoing and planned initiatives of the EU and its Member States and boosts their efficiency, with an additional € 1 billion in funding for the next two years.
With this substantial package, the EU will ensure steady and predictable funding for essential priorities: relief, stabilisation and development in the region, as well as countering the threat posed by terrorist groups like Da'esh. These political, social, and humanitarian measures target Syria and Iraq, but also Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.
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File Photo: EU Foreign Affairs Ministers meet on 29 January 2015 in Brussels. (C)EU, 2015 URL