Czech Republic spend on refugee crisis passes CZK 7 billion

The Czech national, municipal and regional governments spent more than CZK 7.2 billion managing the Ukrainian refugee crisis in the period from the war breaking out on February 24 up until the end of May, the Ministry of Finance has announced. Most of this amount was spent on social benefits, costing CZK 4 billion. The state government was the largest contributor at CZK 6.1 billion.

The Ministry stated that the total figure does not include spending by municipal and regional governments in May, which could be several further tens of millions of crowns.

Author: Anna Fodor