Bulgaria Could Benefit from EU Assistance over Migrant Influx - Commission VP

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Bulgaria: Bulgaria Could Benefit from EU Assistance over Migrant Influx - Commission VP EU Commission VIce President for Budget and Human Resources Kristalina Georgieva. File photo, BGNES

Bulgaria could also benefit from the new financial instrument announced by the European Commission earlier this week, Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva said on Saturday.

In an interview with the Bulgarian National Radio, she explained the new instrument will allow the EU to react in up to 24 hours to humanitarian crises within the EU just as it has been done so far outside the union.

Georgieva asserted that the Commission would disburse such funding in case of emergency. She also ruled out assistance channelled through cohesion programs would not be diverted to crisis response.

On Wednesday the EU Commission proposed an emergency assistance instrument worth some EUR 700 M over three years.

The Commission then said all member states "overwhelmed by urgent and exceptional circumstances such as the sudden influx of refugees or other major disruptions could benefit from this new instrument."

Georgieva admitted on Saturday that the relocation of migrants, agreed last year, was going at a lower speed than it had been expected.

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Tania Oz - 9 Mar 2016 // 06:07:51

Exactly Warfou. That and the fact that Turkey is effectively blackmailing the EU, or they'll surely open the flood gates and will swamp Europe forever. Last week it was 3 billion Euros and this week it's doubled to 6 billion Euros. It is pure self destructive madness and like watching an unstoppable train crash in slow motion. And that is before another proposed 75+ million of "them" from Sultan Erdogan's Turkey being allowed in as well. The governors of the EU and Satan's daughter must have a death wish. But hey, everyone will get paid, so everything is going to be ok, right? Not. Even blind Freddy can see that.

Warfou - 9 Mar 2016 // 01:10:37

Yes, let the people in, and we will give you money. A gentle invitation to the ritual suicide. Beautiful scenery guaranteed by the sponsors.

Jerry - 8 Mar 2016 // 02:47:15

The Syrian link with Bulgaria can be seen during Vichy France link with Syria and the Bulgarian link with Nazi Germany.

The historical link is a seed that can flourish on Bulgarian territory of today.

Now the migrants should read their history books to take advantage of the Bulgarian responsibilities.

Fr Jack Hackett - 7 Mar 2016 // 16:58:31

Dont be fooled by this. Money will be given to Bulgaria to convince us to take in the migrants Merkel invited in. Then after a while because there is not enough money in the EU to support all those on their way here as well as those already here, the money will be withdrawn, but the migrants will not. By now they will have got used to all the extra money the EU gave them and will start to get angry with Bulgarians for not giving them their free houses, iphones, designer clothes etc. And by then our health service will be overrun and new diseases will have to be dealt with and as in other EU countries, the Bulgarians will be pushed to the back of the queues for healthcare, housing, and education despite the Bulgarians being taxed to pay for the these services. There will also be nothing for any Bulgarians working abroad to come home to

Jerry - 7 Mar 2016 // 02:08:08

Bulgaria has proven its one side approach to migration without defining a proper policy for the Bulgarian Roma Community.

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