Extra funding for border management to Greece and Bulgaria approved

The Commission has made available an additional €23.8 million to Greece, under the Internal Security Fund, to support border management. This top up will support the deployment of border guards to improve border surveillance, address the need to enhance the reception and identification service in the Aegean islands, and support the deployment of additional staff.

The EU executive also backed €12.8m in extra funding to Bulgaria, including support for additional border guards participating in operations at its southern external borders.

Under the Internal Security Fund, the EU helps Member States in managing the Union's external borders, directing the resources needed to support Member States confronted with challenges.

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