Mercoledì, 19 Settembre 2018
BRUSSELS

EU pledges 670 million euros to help earthquake zone

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(ANSA) - Brussels, September 19 - The European Commission
has pledged 670 million euros in assistance for parts of Italy
that were severely damaged by deadly earthquakes last spring.
The assistance is earmarked primarily for the Emilia
Romagna region, with some aid also promised for the Veneto
region and neighboring areas in Lombardy.
The funding - the largest amount of aid granted under the
European Union Solidarity Fund - was announced Wednesday by
Johannes Hahn, EC Commissioner for Regional Policy.
"We need to help this highly productive region get back on
its feet," said Hahn.
A series of earthquakes in May and June killed 27 people
and caused damage estimated at 1% of Italy's GDP, wrecking the
Emilia Romagna region's prized biomedical and agro-food hubs.

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