EU pledges support to flood-hit regions
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on the weekend pledged EU support to help rebuild regions hit by this week’s deadly flooding. On a visit to eastern Belgium, which has been badly affected by the flooding, von der Leyen said EU solidarity went beyond borders.
“Europe is with you. We share your grief. We will help you to rebuild,” von der Leyen said as she joined Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo in the towns of Rochefort and Pepinster. Earlier this week, in response to a Belgian request, the EU activated its Civil Protection Mechanism to support local flood rescue teams.
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