Government Approves Financial Assistance for Refugees in Turkey24 June 2020 News
The Bulgarian government has approved additional spending from the 2020 budget of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the amount of BGN 1,835,789 for payments under the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey. The money will be paid in two instalments.
The total amount of EU funds under the Facility stands at EUR 6 billion for the 2016-2023 period. The Bulgarian contribution for the entire period will amount to EUR 9,075,527, or 0.15 percent of the total amount.
24 June - Bulgaria to Contribute EUR 75,000 to the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis
Bulgaria is set to contribute EUR 75,000 to the EU Regional Trust Fund. This was decided by the government today. The allocation of EUR 75,000 (BGN 146,687) will be covered by funds under the funding approved by the State Budget Act for official development aid and humanitarian aid in the 2020 budget of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The conflict in Syria caused the highest level of resettlement after the Second World War: more than 5.6 million refugees in neighboring countries and more than 6.6 million of internally displaced people.
Setting up the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis has helped to expand the potential for broader multi-lateral cooperation and has also supported joint efforts to implement the EU’s development cooperation policy.