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BUDG to decide on EU assistance to Member States in response to COVID-19

10-11-2020 - 17:07
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On 16 November, the Committee on Budgets will vote on the Commission’s proposal to mobilise the EU Solidarity Fund for an amount of EUR 823,5 million to provide assistance to Croatia and Poland in response to natural disasters, and for advance payments to 7 Member States (Croatia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Portugal and Spain) in relation to advance payments in response to the major public health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020.

The rapporteur, Mr Olivier Chastel (RE, BE), recommends going ahead with the mobilisation as proposed by the Commission.

If the proposal is adopted by BUDG, it will need to be put to the vote in the plenary. Council also needs to endorse it.