19 May: Over €484.2 million Euros to help disaster-stricken EU regions

(Source: European Parliament)

Over 397 million EUR for COVID-19 support in 17 EU and three accession countriesNearly 87 million EUR following natural disasters in Greece and FranceEuropean Solidarity Fund should be made simpler and fasterImproving preparedness and risk prevention

Whilst approving the new aid, MEPs called on the Commission to simplify the EU Solidarity Fund to ensure it can respond to climate change and more frequent natural disasters.

On Tuesday, Parliament agreed to mobilise €397.5 million from the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) to help 17 member states and three accession countries to safeguard public health in fighting COVID-19. The …