Tag: RescEU

#COVID-19 – €3 billion emergency support for national health care systems

#COVID-19 – €3 billion emergency support for national health care systems

| April 17, 2020

©Benoit Tessier/Reuters/Adobe Stock  Parliament is voting on new measures mobilizing €3 billion of targeted support for health-care systems in EU regions that have been hit the hardest by the corona crisis. Europe’s health sectors are under extreme pressure because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The EU is mobilizing an additional €3.08bn to support national healthcare systems […]

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#Coronavirus – Commission boosts budget for repatriation flights and #rescEU stockpile

#Coronavirus – Commission boosts budget for repatriation flights and #rescEU stockpile

| March 30, 2020

The European Commission has proposed to make €75 million from the EU budget available to help member states repatriate EU nationals and to increase the budget of the RescEU medical stockpile. EU Budget Commissioner Johannes Hahn said: “Today’s measure is yet another illustration of how the EU budget can add value when and where needed […]

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#COVID-19 – Commission creates first ever #rescEU stockpile of medical equipment

#COVID-19 – Commission creates first ever #rescEU stockpile of medical equipment

| March 19, 2020

Today (19 March), the European Commission has decided to create a strategic rescEU stockpile of medical equipment such as ventilators and protective masks to help EU countries in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. President Ursula von der Leyen said: ”With the first ever common European reserve of emergency medical equipment we put EU solidarity […]

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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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