|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union, European Parliament|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 7, Pages 25-26|
|Content Type||Legislation, Policy-making|
Decision (EU) 2023/68 - adopted by the co-legislators on 14 December 2022 - concerning the mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) to provide assistance to Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Luxembourg, Spain and Greece further to natural disasters that took place in those countries in the course of 2021.
The European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) was set up to respond to major natural disasters and express European solidarity to disaster-stricken regions within the European Union (EU).
Between October and December 2021, a number of Member States of the European Union (EU) submitted applications to mobilise the Fund, following the occurrence of floods (Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria and Luxembourg) in July 2021, a volcanic eruption (Spain) and an earthquake (Greece) in September 2021. The European Commission adopted a draft Decision on 14 October 2022. The co-legislators assessed the applications as meeting the conditions for providing a financial contribution from the Fund. The Decision allocating €718.5 million to the seven countries was adopted on 14 December 2022, and published in the Official Journal on 10 January 2023.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||Civil Protection, Regional Dimension|
|Keywords||European Union Solidarity Fund [EUSF], Natural Disasters
|Countries / Regions||Austria, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|