EU to give more budget leeway to states facing extra refugee costs

October 27, 2015 10:14 AM

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EU to give more budget leeway to states facing extra refugee costs

BRUSSELS The European Commission, which polices euro zone governments' finances, will give more budget leeway to states that can prove to have suffered extraordinary costs to face the refugee crisis, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday.

"We are facing a problem of exceptional gravity," Juncker said during a debate on the migration crisis in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

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