Emergency aid for Greece, Spain, France and Portugal
Budget Committee MEPs approved last Wednesday a report by Jose Manuel Fernandes (EPP, PT) on an aid package aimed at helping Greece, Spain, France and Portugal, hit by natural disasters in 2017. The aid includes €50.6m for reconstruction in the Centro region in Portugal, hit by violent forest fires, and €3.2m for Spain to overcome the damage in the neighbouring region of Galicia. France will be assisted with €49m to repair the damage caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria in Saint Martin and Guadeloupe. Greece will be supported with €1.3m to overcome the aftermath of the Lesbos earthquakes.