|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union, European Parliament|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 27, Pages 18-19|
Decision (EU) 2021/75 - signed by the co-legislators on 25 November 2020 - covering the mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) to provide assistance to a number of EU Member States due to natural disasters or the early effects of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
The proposed Decision covers the mobilisation of the EUSF in accordance with Council Regulation (EC) No 2012/2002 for an amount of €823,548,633 to provide assistance to Croatia and Poland further to natural disasters that took place in these countries in the course of 2020, as well as for advances to seven Member States (Croatia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Portugal, Spain) in response to the major public health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020.
The €823 million in aid are to be distributed as follows:
The scope of the EUSF was extended earlier in the year as part of the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative (CRII), enabling the EU to help countries respond to major public health emergencies. Regarding the amount allocated to Croatia, a first disbursement of €88.9 million was released in August 2020 in the form of advance payments.
The initiative was put forward on 9 October 2020 by the European Commission. The Council of the European Union adopted it on 30 October, followed by the plenary of the European Parliament on 24 November. It was formally signed by the co-legislators on 25 November 2020 and published in the Official Journal on 27 January 2021.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||Civil Protection, Public Health, Regional Dimension|
|Keywords||COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Natural Disasters
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|