Earthquakes in Italy: €1.2 billion in EU repair aid
Infrastructure was severely damaged and businesses, including farms and tourism firms, were significantly affected. The €1,196,797,579 from the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) – the biggest-ever single EUSF payment – can be used to pay for reconstruction, emergency and clean-up work, and to protect landmarks.
The EUSF was set up in 2002 in response to disastrous flooding in central Europe in the summer of that year. Since then, repair work after 76 disasters — including floods, forest fires, earthquakes, storms and drought — in at least 24 EU countries has received EUSF aid totalling more than €5 billion.
Vote: Wednesday, 13 September
Press confrence: Wednesday, 14.00 with the rapporteur Giovanni La Via (EPP, IT)
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