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EU willing to offer Greece more aid in refugee crisis, says Dombrovskis

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The European Union stands ready to extend additional aid to help Greece if needed to deal with the refugee crisis, Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis said on Monday.

Dombrovskis was in Athens for talks on reform efforts now underway in Greece under terms of an 86 billion euro bailout.

He told a news conference that Greece already received funds for dealing with the crisis, which has been a transit point for more than 500,000 people this year.

"From a Commission's point of view we are willing to find additional means of supporting those countries which are most exposed to the refugee crisis and Greece is among them," he said. 

[Reuters]