Juncker says European refugee summit needs funding commitment

April 21, 2015 3:32 PM

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VIENNA, April 21 (Reuters) - European Union leaders should agree on concrete funding for stepped-up Mediterranean search and rescue operations for migrants at a special summit this week, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday.

"In terms of funding needed for rescue missions at sea I expect that we don't ask questions on Thursday but offer funding," Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann told a joint news conference with Juncker, who added: "I see this exactly so."

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