The European Commission has granted Finland 8 million euros of additional funding to help the country deal with the costs of the migrant situation.


Emergency funding is intended to help with the costs of housing and feeding migrants


The money must be used to cover the cost of asylum-seekers’ everyday needs such as housing and food, the Commission announces on its site. It also decided in favour of granting Sweden 35 million and Belgium 5 million euros in additional funding.


This year the European Commission has granted a total of 222 million euros in emergency funds to help its member states deal with the effects of the refugee crisis.


The emergency asylum-seeker-directed money is an additional measure that comes on top of a basic appropriation from the EU’s joint trust. Finland has received a total of 53 million euros to deal with asylum-seekers and improve its border security.




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