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Parliamentary questions
22 July 2017
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 130
Konstantinos Papadakis (NI)

 Subject:  Immediate compensation for earthquake victims in Kos

The massive earthquake in Kos, which has claimed the lives of two young people, inflicted dozens of injuries and caused major damage, has revealed a lack of planning when it comes to earthquake engineering and monitoring, not only on the island of Kos and in the surrounding region, but throughout the country as a whole. It has also emerged that, over the years, neither the successive Greek governments not the EU have chosen to give priority to earthquake engineering projects, owing to the lack of sought-after financial returns on major capital investment.

In order to safeguard human lives without delay and provide immediate relief to earthquake victims:

Can the Commission say when and how EU funding be provided to compensate in full the damage caused to homes and small businesses?
When and how will compensation payments be made from EU natural disaster funds for the restoration of all public infrastructures, including ports and road networks, as well as the numerous archaeological monuments, churches and mosques that have sustained major damage?

Original language of question: EL 
Last updated: 2 August 2017Legal notice