Council of Europe bank to grant EUR 2.3M to Serbia for refugee crisis

Serbia and the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) on Friday signed an agreement on granting EUR 2.3 million to Belgrade to help its efforts in handling the refugee crisis.

The agreement, signed in Belgrade, envisages that the grant will be disbursed by Migrant and Refugee Fund (MRF), established by the CEB to finance reception and transit centres in member countries in order to assist with their immediate response to the current crisis.

Serbia's Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Aleksandar Vulin, said after the agreement-signing ceremony that the means would be used to finish the reception centres in Adasevci and Sid near the border with Croatia plus one more reception centre on the migrant route.

Since the start of this year, over 316,000 migrants have passed through Serbia.

Last update: Tue, 08/12/2015 - 12:28

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