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Nearly €300 million in EU aid after #2018Floods in #Austria, #Italy, #Romania

Nearly €300 million in EU aid after #2018Floods in #Austria, #Italy, #Romania

| September 4, 2019

On Tuesday (3 September), Budgets Committee members approved €293.5 million in EU Solidarity Fund aid following extreme weather events in Austria, Italy and Romania in 2018. The €293.5 million in aid from the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) breaks down as follows: €277.2 million for Italy following heavy rains, strong winds, floods and landslides in the autumn […]

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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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#Greece battles wildfire on Evia island, smoke blankets #Athens

#Greece battles wildfire on Evia island, smoke blankets #Athens

| August 13, 2019

A large wildfire fanned by strong winds destroyed tracts of forest on the Greek island of Evia, firefighters said on Tuesday (13 August), as authorities prepared to evacuate two villages potentially in the path of the flames, writes Renee Maltezou. Wildfires raged uncontrolled in at least four other Greek regions, and the fire brigade said […]

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#HumanitarianAid – €10.5 million for south and south-east Asia

#HumanitarianAid – €10.5 million for south and south-east Asia

| July 23, 2019

To help the most affected communities in south and south-east Asia hit by natural disasters and humanitarian crises, the European Commission has mobilized a new humanitarian funding package worth €10.5 million. This includes €1.5m in emergency aid for the victims of ongoing monsoons in India and Bangladesh, where more than 500,000 people have been displaced. […]

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#Portugal fires under partial control, weather raises concerns

#Portugal fires under partial control, weather raises concerns

| July 23, 2019

Fires that swept across central Portugal for nearly 48 hours were under partial control on Monday (22 July), but adverse weather conditions are raising concern they will flare up again, write Catarina Demony in Lisbon and Miguel Pereira and Rafael Marchante in Vila de Rei and Macao. The last of three wildfires that broke out […]

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Fighting #ForestFires in Europe – how it works

Fighting #ForestFires in Europe – how it works

| July 18, 2019

Every year there are devastating forest fires in Europe, destroying thousands of hectares of forests. Although the South European countries are at a higher risk, no European country is immune. When a forest fire gets too big for a country to extinguish it on its own, the European Union’s Civil Protection Mechanism can be activated, […]

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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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