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The European Union Solidarity Fund’s response to the 2009 Abruzzi
earthquake: The relevance and cost of operations
In early April 2009, an earthquake hit the Italian Abruzzi region and
its capital city of L’Aquila, causing direct damage estimated at more than 10
In November 2009, the European Union contributed half a billion euro to
the Italian emergency operations from its European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF).
European Court of Auditors (ECA) special reports are published
throughout the year, presenting the results of selected audits of specific EU
budgetary areas or management topics.
This special report (SR 24/2012) entitled “The European Union
Solidarity Fund’s response to the 2009 Abruzzi earthquake: The relevance and
cost of operations” examined:
(i) whether the expenditure provided for in the Implementation
Agreement was compliant with the EUSF Regulation
(ii) whether the CASE (Italian acronym for “Complessi Abitativi
Antisismici ed Ecosostenibili”, i.e.seismically isolated and environmentally
sustainable housing) project was well planned and rapidly implemented;
and (iii) whether the CASE project was implemented in the most
The main conclusions and recommendations of the report will be
presented to the press by Mr Ville Itälä, Member of the Court.
DATE AND TIME: Monday, 25 February 2013 at 10:30
VENUE: The RESIDENCE PALACE - International Press Centre
155, rue de la Loi, 1040 Brussels – Belgium
A PRESS KIT, consisting of the Special Report and a press release, will
be made available for the press briefing.
The Special Report will be published on the Court's website,
www.eca.europa.eu, in 22 official languages.
NTERPRETATION will be available in French and English.