The EU have launched a £36.1m project to help conserve the spectacular Roman ruins at Pompeii. Approved by the European Commission in 2012, the funding aims to consolidate ancient structures, improve drainage, and assist the training of staff. Special measures will also be taken to protect the initiative from the influence of organised crime – the Camorra – which affects much of the Campania region. Italian authorities have installed a special prefect from the Italian Ministry of the Interior to oversee security and legal aspects of the project from beginning to end.
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