Macedonia has not asked the European Union for financial support for building migrant and refugee camps, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos said Tuesday at the EU-Western Balkans ministerial forum on Justice and Home Affairs answering a journalist’s question.
Among the main topics discussed by Western Balkan officials with EC representatives were migration policy, border security and co-operation. The need to increase and provide adequate accommodation facilities for refugees and migrants in these countries was emphasized.
First of all, it is the responsibility of the Government of North Macedonia. If the Government needs our financial support, we will provide it, we are here to help with our experts to provide the Government and authorities with appropriate support. However, no such request has been made so far, but if that happens we are here to provide assistance, said EU Commissioner Avramopoulos.
Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski pointed out that there are two transit centers in the country, and there is currently no problem with influx of migrants.