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EU member states request additional funding to host Ukrainian refugees

by Anadolu Agency

Ten EU member states have asked the European Commission for additional funding and more flexible spending rules to handle the arrival of Ukrainian refugees, according to a joint statement revealed on Tuesday.

The statement, signed by the ministers in charge of finance or EU funds from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia, has been revealed by the Politico news outlet.

The ministers argue that the EU faces an “unprecedented challenge” because of the war in Ukraine, but its “negative impact is asymmetric” and “several of the effects, especially humanitarian ones, are particularly and disproportionately severe in the undersigned Member States.”

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