EU Solidarity Fund: Commission proposes aid for Austria, Italy and Romania and evaluates the Fund


Today at 14:00, Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Creţu will announce the amount of EU Solidarity Fund proposed for Austria, Italy and Romania following natural disasters that occurred in 2018. The Commissioner will also present a report evaluating the work of the Fund since its creation in 2002 and providing recommendations for the future. Commissioner Creţu said: “Last week in Sibiu we committed to stay united, through thick and thin, to show each other solidarity in times of need and to always stand together. The EU Solidarity Fund is a concrete expression of European solidarity. It offers relief to countries and regions after natural disasters and helps populations get back on their feet. Today we are lending a helping hand to Austria, Italy and Romania and reflecting on how to make the EU Solidarity Fund an even more helpful tool in the next long-term EU budget.”