European Union Solidarity Fund - Greece

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Date : 15/02/2018

The European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) was created after the severe floods in Central Europe in the summer of 2002. Since then, it has been used for 76
disasters covering a range of different catastrophic events including floods, forest fires, earthquakes, storms and drought. 24 different European countries
have been supported so far with an amount of over €5 billion.

The Commission proposes to give Greece €1.3 million following the earthquake that hit the island of Lesbos in June 2017. The EU Solidarity Fund can help finance the restoration of infrastructure and cover the costs of clean-up operations, for example.

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