First refugees to arrive in Romania in November

The first refugees whom Romania committed to shelter at EU’s request will arrive in our country in November, presidential adviser on European policies, Leonard Orban told Europa FM on Tuesday. Overall, around 1,700 immigrants will gradually come in Romania, being sheltered in six centers available in our country.

According to the presidential adviser, the refugees will be checked up and those who will not have asylum rights will have to leave.

The six centers are located in Bucharest, Giurgiu, Galati, Somcuta Mare, Radauti and Timisoara. The refugees will receive food and water and will also be provided with accommodation and consular services. Romanian will receive 6,000 euros for each immigrant from the European Union. However, Leonard Orban says the money is not enough, particularly that Romania is not ready to shelter immigrants.

“Romania is completely not ready to incorporate immigrants. The decision making bodies are not aware, not even partially, of the implications of such a process. For that reason, the request was that such takeover to start in November so that the country should be ready to receive these persons in the six centers. These centers can provide a total capacity of 950 seats,” Orban stated.

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