Czechia to receive CZK 680 million from EU to help with Ukrainian refugees

The Czech Republic will receive 27.4 million euros (around CZK 680 million) from the European Union as aid for refugees from Ukraine. Prime Minister Petr Fiala said on Thursday that this is a helpful step, but the amount is not final and he expects further negotiations.

Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania will also receive financial support from the EU. In April, the Commission pledged to provide the countries most affected by the refugee wave with a total of 400 million euros (almost CZK 10 billion), of which the first part has now been distributed among the five countries. More than half of the allocated amount will go to Poland, which has taken the greatest number of refugees. The money is intended primarily for food, transportation and accommodation for people fleeing the Russian invasion.

Author: Anna Fodor