MEPs want EU to increase financial aid to Ukraine in 2023

MEPs want EU to increase financial aid to Ukraine in 2023

The European Parliament has voted to boost financial support to Ukraine within the EU budget.

That’s according to a resolution on 2023 EU budget proposals, the EP press service reports, as seen by Ukrinform.

“With a total of €853 million added to the Commission’s draft budget, MEPs bolstered funding for initiatives that support young refugees through Erasmus+, the European Solidarity Corps, Ukrainian researchers through actions such as Marie Curie under Horizon Europe, and boosted programmes including: humanitarian aid by €250 million, the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund with a €100 million top-up, the Border Management and Visa Instrumentwith €25 million, the “Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument” (NDICI – Global Europe) for the EU’s southern and eastern neighbourhood with €162 million, and the European Defence Fund and Military Mobility with €80 million,” the report reads.

Read also: Germany sends another military aid package to Ukraine

Over the amendments introduced by the MEPs, the EU Council is yet to consider the draft budget before having it approved by the European Parliament.

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