Saving Pompeii with EU support
At the end of October, torrential rain caused serious damage to the world famous archaeological site at Pompeii in Italy. Violent storms had already caused part of the site to collapse in 2010.
On 7 November, Regional Policy Commissioner Johannes Hahn visited Pompeii and agreed with the Italian authorities on an action plan entailing investments of EUR 105 million, to be financed from a national contribution and a European contribution, to ensure that Pompeii’s precious legacy of the past is preserved.
The European investment will be funded from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under a programme entitled ‘Attrattori culturali, naturali e turismo’, designed to support the cultural, natural and tourist attractions of Campania, Puglia, Calabria and Sicily between 2007 and 2013.
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