EU could extend temporary protection for Ukrainians until 2025
The EU may extend temporary protection to Ukrainians until 2025 (Photo:REUTERS/Johanna Geron)
The European Union could extend temporary protection for Ukrainians until 2025, if needed, according to an EU press release issued on March 8.
EU temporary protections for Ukrainians are already in place until March 2024.
The European Commission adopted the Communication on the Temporary Protection Directive on March 4, 2022 to assist Ukrainian people fleeing from Russian aggression.
"Since then, around 4 million people were granted immediate protection in the EU, out of which more than 3 million (received it) in the first half of 2022,”, reads the statement.
“All those registered had the right to access the labour market, education, healthcare, and accommodation.”
The Temporary Protection Directive became an important tool to provide people in need of protection in the EU and should remain available for as long as needed, the EU said.
"The European Union is ready to support Ukraine for as long as it takes. Protection has already been extended until March 2024, and can be further extended until 2025," the statement says.
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