"As far as I know, the allocation of funds to Morocco and Tunisia is considered as one of the ways to enhance border control in order to prevent migrants [from coming to Spain]," a source said.
Earlier on July 31, the European Commission said that it had received Spain’s request for additional assistance and was considering it at the moment.
On July 2, the European Union already provided additional 45.6 million euros ($53.1 million) to Spain and Greece, hit by the migrant influx.
"Today, the European Commission has awarded an additional 37.5 million euros in emergency assistance under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) to improve reception conditions for migrants in Greece," the press release of the commission reads.
The Greek authorities will receive the biggest part of the sum — 31.1 million euros — for provisional services to migrants, such as healthcare, food and accommodation.
"A further 6.4 million euros has been awarded to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) to improve reception conditions and to provide site management support to selected sites on the mainland," the commission added.
The commission added that it had given Greece over 1.6 billion euros since 2015 to deal with migration-related issues.
Since 2015, Europe has been experiencing its worst migration crisis in recent history, struggling to accommodate hundreds of thousands of people fleeing hostilities in the Middle Eastern and North African countries.