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12th Aug 2020

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Italy first to seek aid from EU solidarity fund

Italy is the first EU country to seek help from the bloc's solidarity fund, which was set up to deal with natural disasters, but has recently been extended to public health emergencies. Countries have until 24 June to apply. The commission will assess the requests and then make a proposal on aid for the European Parliament and the Council to approve. The fund has €800m at its disposal for 2020.

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