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Parliamentary questions
12 June 2017
P-003910-17
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 130
Maria Spyraki (PPE)

 Subject:  Amyntaio mine disaster
 Answer(s) 

A major disaster has occurred at the Amyntaio mine belonging to the Greek Public Power Corporation, causing enormous damage and forcing the residents of the nearby village of Anargyron to abandon their homes and seek shelter in hotels in the area. The Minister for the Economy has announced that the village is to be evacuated and a committee of experts has already been set up to examine the extent of the damage to neighbouring villages.

It is estimated that the landslide, covering an area of 350 hectares, has cost the Public Power Corporation around EUR 500 million in raw materials alone, not counting machinery destroyed as a result or the cost of repairing damage to the networks.

Given that these costs far exceed the Solidarity Fund assistance provided:

Can the Commission say what immediate Solidarity Fund assistance can be sought by Greece for the restoration of infrastructures in the stricken areas?

Given the massive scale of the disaster, is it possible for the cost of repairing the damage to be met entirely from EU funds, as in the case of earthquakes?

Original language of question: EL 
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