Allocation of further funds for EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey

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Series Details IP/18/1723 (14.03.18)
Publication Date 29/06/2018
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The European Commission announced on 14 March 2018 the mobilisation of additional funding for the Facility for Refugees in Turkey.

The tenth Steering Committee meeting of this mechanism met on 19 June to discuss the strategic orientation for the second tranche, as well as the implementation progress of projects on the ground and their impact.

Following the political agreement from EU leaders, Member States agreed on 29 June the financing of the additional funding for the scheme.

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The decision taken in March 2018 establishes the legal framework for the second tranche of €3 billion, as foreseen in the EU-Turkey Statement, mobilising €1 billion from the EU budget. The first tranche of the Facility was made up of €1 billion from the EU budget and €2 billion from Member States' contributions.

Under the EU-Turkey Statement, EU Member States agreed to mobilise an additional €3 billion for the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey shortly after the available resources had been contracted. The decision follows from this and seeks to ensure that the valuable work of the Facility can continue.

+ EU-Turkey Statement, March 2016
+ Commission's decision to establish the Refugee Facility for Turkey, November 2016

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European Commission: Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos on the reform of the EU visa policy, progress made on migration and the Facility for Refugees in Turkey
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EUObserver, 14.03.18: EU seeks another €3bn Turkey migrant deal
TRT World, 14.03.18: EU offers additional $3.72B for Syrian refugees in Turkey
Hürriyet Daily News, 14.03.18: EU unlocks new 3 billion euro tranche in Turkey migrant deal
Reuters, 14.03.18: EU presses tough migration stance with more Turkey money, stricter visa rules
European Commission: Press Release, 19.06.18: Steering Committee discusses strategic orientation for the second €3 billion tranche
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 29.06.18: Facility for refugees in Turkey: member states agree details of additional funding

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