European Union Solidarity Fund: Commission proposes improvements
(10 October 2011)
The European Union's Solidarity Fund (EUSF) provides support to regions affected by major natural disasters. In order to improve the functioning of the EUSF, the Commission has adopted a Communication on the Future of the EUSF with proposals for making the Fund simpler, clearer, quicker to respond and more visible for the citizens. Following discussion with Member States, the European Parliament and other stakeholders the Communication could lead to a legislative proposal at a later stage.