Slovenia to get EUR 400 million from EU Solidarity Fund

Ljubljana, 9 August - Slovenia will get EUR 400 million from the EU Solidarity Fund, EUR 100 million this year and EUR 300 million in 2024, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said after visiting flood-struck areas of Slovenia on Wednesday and talking to Prime Minister Robert Golob.

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (left) received by Prime Minister Robert Golob (right) for talks on how the EU can help Slovenia with flood relief.
Photo: An┼że Malovrh/STA

This is just one part of a package of EU aid that Slovenia can draw on. Another EUR 2.7 billion is available in Next Generation EU loans that Slovenia has not yet drawn, and existing cohesion funds totalling EUR 3.3 billion can be reprogrammed to help the relief effort.

"We have a good package of immediate, mid-term and long-term support for the reconstruction and recovery of Slovenia," von der Leyen said.

She noted that time was of the essence and Slovenia must produce a preliminary assessment of the damage as soon as possible.

© STA, 2023