03 August 2020
Three new detention centres will be constructed with EU funds on the Aegean islands of Samos, Leros and Kos.
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"The disbursement of 130 million euros for the construction of three controlled-access refugee and migrant facilities at the islands of Samos, Leros and Kos has been approved by the European Commission's Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), it was reported on Tuesday.
In a letter to the Migration Ministry, the European Commission said 'it welcomes the ministry's efforts to address the migration crisis in Greece and fully recognizes the urgent need for this financial support.'"
Source: EU approves budget for new supervised refugee centers in Greece (amna.gr, link)
Greek Ministry of Migration & Asylum announcement: Εγκρίθηκε η Ευρωπαϊκή χρηματοδότηση των 130 εκ. ευρώ για την κατασκευή των κλειστών κέντρων σε Σάμο, Λέρο και Κω (link)
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