Statement by Johannes Hahn following his helicopter flight over the areas affected by the earthquake in Italy

Type: Speech - summary   Reference: I-073544   Duration: 10:00:48  Lieu:
End production: 03/06/2012   First transmission: 03/06/2012
On 3 June 2012, Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, was in Italy to express his sympathy and solidarity with the people affected by the earthquake of 20 and 29 May in Modena. This video shows a statement by Johannes Hahn following his helicopter flight over the areas affected by the earthquake.

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10:00:05 Soundbite by Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy (in GERMAN) on the hearthquake in Italy: saying that following the flight he can tell that there are damages everywhere; saying that what was mostly impressive and has particularly touched him was that many people further feared an aftershock; saying that the situation is indeed serious as there are actually more than 25.000 buidlings and houses that are at risk of collapsing or have at least been seriously damaged. 00:00:43
10:00:48 Soundbite by Johannes Hahn (in GERMAN) on the hearthquake in Italy, answering to the question "What can the European Commission actually do to help this region?": saying that as soon as the region is secured they will certainly fund the reinstatement of the public administrative structure; saying that there are other initiatives that they could rely on such as the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) which could be used without back-payment. 00:01:02
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