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Extra €401.3 million for migration in 2015 EU budget

Staff writer |
Budget MEPs endorsed the European Commission's proposal for new funds of €330.7 million and a redeployment of €70.6 million in commitment appropriations to cope with the refugee crisis.

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At the same time, the committee said a long-term solution to finance migration measures must be found when the EU's multiannual budget is reviewed in 2016.

The committee also voted to use a funding mechanism (Flexibility Instrument) available for unforeseen expenditure over and above the EU budget to finance €66.1 million of the commitment appropriations needed.

The full House votes on DAB7/2015 and the mobilisation of the flexibility instrument on 14 October, given the need to make the funds available as quickly as possible.

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