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EU funds for earthquake assistance ready to be released

670 million euros approved last September

13 November, 15:24
EU funds for earthquake assistance ready to be released (ANSA) - Brussels, November 13 - EU finance ministers in Brussels announced following an Ecofin meeting on Tuesday that 670 million euros in assistance for parts of Italy that were severely damaged by deadly earthquakes last spring will be released shortly.

The assistance, approved by the European Commission in September, is earmarked primarily for the Emilia-Romagna region, with some aid also promised for the Veneto region and neighboring areas in Lombardy.

The funding is the largest amount of aid granted under the European Union Solidarity Fund.

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