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#RescEU assets mobilized to help #Greece fight devastating forest fires

#RescEU assets mobilized to help #Greece fight devastating forest fires

| August 15, 2019

Following the request for assistance from Greece, rescEU assets have been mobilized to tackle forest fires ravaging several areas of Greece. As an immediate response, the European Union has already helped to mobilize three forest fighting planes from rescEU reserve from Italy and Spainto be dispatched swiftly to the affected regions. Humanitarian Aid and Crisis […]

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Commissioner Stylianides welcomes Spanish contribution to #RescEU firefighting fleet

Commissioner Stylianides welcomes Spanish contribution to #RescEU firefighting fleet

| July 9, 2019

Today (9 July), Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides is visiting Madrid to welcome Spain’s contribution to the RescEU initial transition fleet during a special visit at the the Torrejón air base. The Commissioner will also meet Spanish Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska and Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Minister Luis Planas Puchades to mark even closer co-operation […]

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#RescEU – strengthened EU Civil Protection Mechanism enters into force

#RescEU – strengthened EU Civil Protection Mechanism enters into force

| March 22, 2019

The European Commission’s proposal to strengthen the EU’s collective response to natural disasters, known as rescEU, has entered into force. Numerous disasters have affected all regions of Europe in recent years, causing hundreds of casualties and billions in damage to infrastructure. Better to protect citizens, the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the Commission […]

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#rescEU – Commission welcomes European Parliament’s positive plenary vote

#rescEU – Commission welcomes European Parliament’s positive plenary vote

| February 14, 2019

The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to adopt rescEU, an initiative of the Commission to strengthen European capacities to respond to natural disasters like forest fires, floods, earthquakes and other crises.  Welcoming the vote, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides said: “This vote in the European Parliament paves the way for a stronger European civil protection response system. With […]

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#EUSolidarityFund at work: Commission offers financial aid to France, Greece, Spain and Portugal following natural disasters

#EUSolidarityFund at work: Commission offers financial aid to France, Greece, Spain and Portugal following natural disasters

| February 16, 2018

The Commission has proposed to give €104 million from the Solidarity Fund to four member states that were hit by natural disasters in 2017. This is a concrete delivery on the Juncker Commission’s promise to offer more than condolences when an EU country is struck by a disaster. EU Solidarity Fund money can be used […]

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