Hungary Excluded From EUR 100 mln in EC Refugee Support

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Ukrainian refugees waiting for a train in Budapest.

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The European Commission will release an additional EUR 100 million (HUF 41.06 billion) to seven EU member states hosting Ukrainian refugees, it announced on Monday, according to business daily Világgazdaság, but Hungary has been excluded.

The money will go to Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Slovakia.

The commission recalled that the European Union decision on April 9 would provide up to EUR 400 million (HUF 164.24 billion) in support of refugees from Ukraine to those member states most affected by the wave of refugees caused by the Russian-Ukrainian war.

The first tranche of EUR 248 million (HUF 101.84 billion) was delivered in May to the five frontline countries of the war in Ukraine, namely the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia.

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