Spain’s Costa Blanca to receive a slice of the €56.7 million EU aid to repair storm DANA damage

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The Region of Murcia, together with the Community of Valencia, Castilla-La Mancha and Andalucia, will benefit from the €56.7 million approved by the European Union (EU) to tackle the damage caused storm DANA in September.

AT a press conference today, Cristina Maestre, Socialist MEP and spokesperson for the PSOE in Castilla-La Mancha, said the EU has responded to the request and demands made by region for aid to tackle one of the most devastating and catastrophic high level storms to hit Spain.

DANA affected a large part of southeast Spain and left six dead and one person missing, aside from structural damages caused.

The MEP said that “unfortunately” the human losses cannot be recovered, but the financial aid can help autonomous communities most affected by the storm repair the destruction left behind.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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