Empty Fund EU Lacks Money for Flood Aid

Germany and several of its neighbors have been battling record flooding for days. But the European Union said on Wednesday that the aid fund for such disasters is depleted. The bloc's budget deadlock means that Central Europe will have to go it alone.
Parts of Germany have been underwater for days, including this road near Meissen.

Parts of Germany have been underwater for days, including this road near Meissen.

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Photo Gallery: Floods Sweep through Central Europe
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Photo Gallery: Floods Sweep through Central Europe

cgh -- with wire reports