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EC Announces EUR 145m EU Support for Hungary Flood Protection

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.03.19.

Hungary will receive more than 145 million euros in project funding from the European Union cohesion fund for developing flood protection and water management, a European Commission spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Some 49 million euros will be allocated for developing flood safety in the Tisza valley and 96 million euros for sustainable water management, the spokesperson said in Brussels.

In addition to Hungary, six EU members including Croatia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain received a total of over 1.4 billion euros in EU support.

The supported projects are in line with the European Green Deal targets, covering such key areas as environmental protection, transport and energy management.

Featured photo illustration by György Varga/MTI