In a letter, she said the Commission may not be able to pay flood aid to Germany because it fears there are no more reserves to provide. The European Commission funds for aid after natural disasters have probably been almost completely depleted this year, making the disbursement unlikely.
Storms with unusually heavy rainfall were the cause of the catastrophic summer flooding, which devastated areas with the effects of colossal amounts of water.
One area particularly affected by the circumstances was the Ahr Valley, which killed at least 134 people.
However, according to a letter from the Commission President to Green MEP Rasmus Andresen, it seems unlikely that the promised financial aid will be delivered.
Ms Von Der Leyen replied that the European Commission has already allocated almost all of the funds available to help projects after other natural disasters in the last 12 months.
He specifies that almost all of the funds available in 2021 have already been allocated to provide assistance following the consequences of other natural disasters.
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Rasmus Andresen, Greens / EFA budget spokesperson, said in response to the oversight: “It is an indefensible situation that the people and areas affected by the summer floods cannot expect help. of the European Union. The EU must be set up financially in such a way that it can provide sufficient and unbureaucratic aid in the event of disasters and crises.