The European Commission asks MEPs for help for further support measures for refugees from Ukraine

The European Commission on Tuesday called on the European Parliament to help amend some regulations to be able to implement its recent decision on monetary aid to Member States to be able to help and integrate refugees from Ukraine.

During the debate at the EP on the deterioration of the situation of refugees as a consequence of Russian aggression against Ukraine, European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson, briefed the MEPs of the Commission’s “unprecedented” proposal to give more flexibility to Member States to use €420m from the Home Affair Funds, which is unspent money from the previous Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), allowing thus the states one more year to spend allocated funds. This, she said, offered flexibility to switch priorities so that Member States can commit more money to integration and support people fleeing the war in Ukraine.

Source: Cyprus News Agency