Georgieva: EU has approved financial aid to help Bulgaria cope with refugee situation

Bulgaria’s European Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva, whose portfolio includes humanitarian aid and crisis response, said on October 20 that Bulgaria would in a matter of days receive EU financial assistance to cope with the refugee situation in the country.

Speaking to Bulgarian National Radio, Georgieva did not specify the size of the sum, which is still being finalised, but said that it would be substantial.

Georgieva said that at the moment work was being done to adjust the allocation for Bulgaria for 2014-2016 in the light of the changed situation in the country.

She said that in the coming six months, the funds would be released jointly with technical assistance in using the money properly.

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