On 5 October, the European Commission proposed changes to the 2022 budget and the 2023 draft budget to respond to geopolitical challenges and the economic situation.
The key budgetary shift concerns a €395 million reinforcement of the humanitarian aid budget in 2022, both to address the global food crisis caused by the war and to support vulnerable groups in Ukraine and Moldova. One hundred million euros will go towards rebuilding damaged Ukrainian schools, as previously announced European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
For 2023, the Commission proposes to increase humanitarian aid as an urgent response to the consequences of the Russian war in Ukraine, including the food crisis caused by it, by a total of €150 million. In addition, €100 million to strengthen the Erasmus+ programme will be used to support Ukrainian students, pupils and teaching staff. These funds are in addition to the €19 billion allocated to Ukraine by Team Europe to date.
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