A political storm is brewing in Greece over the cost of supporting the 60,000 asylum seekers and migrants.
The European Union, in theory, covers 70 to 80 percent of costs of supporting the large number of refugees, but a government whistle-blower, Andreas Iliopoulos, has told Al Jazeera that many expenses may not be eligible for EU funding because the government has engaged in “fast-tracking” some of the migration-related contracts. But fast-track procedures do not meet EU transparency criteria for reimbursement and the cost of the contract falls back on the Greek state.
Al Jazeera’s John Psaropoulos reports from Lesvos.
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