Commission's proposal: Draft Amending Budget 4/2020, COM(2020) 190 - 30 April 2020
Draft Amending Budget (DAB) No 4 for the year 2020 accompanies the proposal to mobilise the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) for an amount of EUR 278 993 814 to provide assistance to Portugal, Spain, Italy and Austria following natural disasters that took place in these Member States in the course of 2019:
-Portugal: damage resulting from the hurricane Lorenzo in the Azores in October 2019;
-Spain: flooding in the regions of Valencia, Murcia, Castilla-La Mancha and Andalucia in September 2019;
-Italy and Austria: extreme weather events resulting in flooding and landslides that affected most of the Italian territory (culminating in Venice flooding) as well as Carynthia and Eastern Tyrol in Austria in the autumn of 2019.
DAB No 4/2020 proposes to enter the necessary appropriations in the general budget 2020, both in commitments and payments, after having deducted the advances already paid out to Portugal and Spain (EUR 6 495 606).
 COM(2020) 200, 30.4.2020.