EU funds Greece for border control operations

The European Union’s Internal Security Fund is set to release 15 million euros to the Greek Port Authority and Coastguard in support of its operational activities related to migration flows and the patrolling of the EU’s maritime borders.

The funding was applied for by the Greek Port Authority and Coastguard through the Internal Security Fund (ISF) National Programme for 2014-2020 and also covers operations costs carried out between January 1, 2016 and April 30, 2017.

Greece’s submission to an EU call for proposals was titled “Funding of Port Authority-Hellenic Coastguard, for the surveillance of maritime borders”.

The total expenditure submitted amounted to 20 million euros, with the European Union funding 75% of the total eligible public expenditure, or 15 million euros.

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.

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