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Europe approves 60 million euros for floods recovery in Britain

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Staff Writer | April 5, 2017
UK floods
Disaster   The EU Solidarity Fund

Members of European Parliament (MEPs) on Wednesday approved an European Union (EU) aid for floods recovery in Britain.

The proposed over 60 million euros ($64 million) aid comes from the EU Solidarity Fund.

The money will be provided to repair damage caused by floods in Britain in 2015-16.

From December 2015 to January 2016, 11 UK regions were hit by heavy rainfall and strong winds, which led to flooding and infrastructure damage.

The aid, together with assistance to Cyprus and Portugal, was approved by 681 votes to 11, with 31 abstentions.

In a resolution voted by MEPs regarding Brexit talks, MEPs stressed that until its official withdrawal, Britain remains a full member of the EU, with all the privileges and obligations implied by membership.


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