European Parliament: the European Refugee Fund, the European Return Fund and the European Fund for Integration of Third-Country Nationals adopted in first reading

Friday, October 4, 2013

During its plenary session in Strasbourg, the European Parliament adopted in first reading the proposals for decisions of the Parliament and the Council with a view to increasing the co-financing rate of the European Refugee Fund, the European Return Fund and the European Fund for the Integration of Third-Country Nationals. This proposal aims at increasing the co-financing rate for certain Member States experiencing or threatened with serious difficulties with respect to their financial stability.

As regards the three first funds, the European Parliament has taken over the Commission proposal, which envisages an increase of the co-financing rate for Member States benefiting from a financial support mechanism by twenty percentage points. This would bring the co-financing rate to 70%.

Click here to read the report on the proposal 

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