|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union, European Parliament|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 302I|
On 20 September 2018 the European Commission presented a proposal for a Decision on the mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) to provide assistance to Latvia following the flooding disaster that took place in 2017. The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union adopted the Decision on 14 November.
During the summer and autumn of 2017, Latvia was affected by a long-lasting period of intense rainfall leading to the saturation of soils and subsequent flooding throughout the country, particularly in the Latgale region and surrounding territories. As a consequence, crops were destroyed and widespread damage was caused to water courses, the drainage system, connected water treatment installations as well as road and railway infrastructure.
Latvia applied for a contribution from the EUSF on 14 November 2017. After assessing the application, the Commission decided that it met the conditions for providing a financial contribution, and proposed that the Fund should be mobilised to provide the amount of €17,730,519 to Latvia.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||Civil Protection|
|Keywords||European Union Solidarity Fund [EUSF]
|Countries / Regions||Latvia|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|