Greece Struggles to Absorb Funds Needed to Help Migrants and Refugees

Greece is struggling to make use of EU money for migrants and refugees after having absorbed just a fraction of the 509 million euros in funding for up to 2020.

In comparison, Athens has used about 2 percent of 294.6 million euros from the EU’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund.

Brussels blames lack of absorption on poor management. In contrast, Greek heads of Migration are striving to absorb funds but with the onset of emergency conditions caused by the migrant influx, according to them, it has been difficult.