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MEPs call for at least €1.4 billion for #EUDisasterManagement

MEPs call for at least €1.4 billion for #EUDisasterManagement

| March 9, 2020

EU-co-ordinated response to earthquake and flash floods in Albania  The EU Civil Protection Mechanism needs at least €1.4 billion in funding for 2021-2027 to ensure it is equipped to help with disaster relief, according to MEPs. The fund helps EU countries respond to emergencies and disasters. In the past it has been activated to help […]

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Flight #MH17 – Trial to start of four men accused of murdering 298 over #Ukraine

Flight #MH17 – Trial to start of four men accused of murdering 298 over #Ukraine

| March 9, 2020

Three judges (with two others in reserve) will preside over the high-security trial, which could go on for more than three years Four men go on trial in the Netherlands today (9 March), in the first criminal case over the murder of 298 people on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which was shot down over […]

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#COVID-19 – EU working on all fronts, €232 million for global efforts to tackle outbreak

#COVID-19 – EU working on all fronts, €232 million for global efforts to tackle outbreak

| February 24, 2020

The European Commission is working around the clock to support EU member states and strengthen international efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.  To boost global preparedness, prevention and containment of the virus the Commission announces today a new aid package worth €232 million. Part of these funds will be allocated immediately to different sectors, while the rest will be released in the next […]

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#COVID-19 – EU co-finances the delivery of more protective equipment to #China

#COVID-19 – EU co-finances the delivery of more protective equipment to #China

| February 24, 2020

The Commission is co-financing the delivery of more than 25 tonnes of personal protective equipment to China after the EU Civil Protection Mechanism was activated.  Crisis Management Commissioner Janez Lenarčič said: “We must work on all fronts simultaneously to tackle the outbreak. The latest cases in Europe show that international co-operation is crucial in stopping the […]

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#Locust swarms in East Africa: EU supports fight against infestation

#Locust swarms in East Africa: EU supports fight against infestation

| February 18, 2020

The European Union has allocated an initial €1 million in emergency funding to support international efforts to tackle the desert locust outbreak currently wreaking havoc in eastern Africa. “The locust swarms are having a real humanitarian impact, destroying crops and pastures. Swift action is needed. Our emergency funding will help pastoralists and farmers in the […]

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EU and international donors pledge €1.15 billion for reconstruction after earthquake in #Albania

EU and international donors pledge €1.15 billion for reconstruction after earthquake in #Albania

| February 18, 2020

Around 100 delegations from the European Union, its member states and partners, including international organisations and civil society gathered in Brussels today at the International Donors’ Conference to mobilise support for Albania after the devastating earthquake of 26 November 2019. President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, hosting the event, said: “Today the […]

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EU solidarity in action: #EUSolidarityFund has provided vital support following 11 natural disasters in 2017-2018

EU solidarity in action: #EUSolidarityFund has provided vital support following 11 natural disasters in 2017-2018

| February 5, 2020

The European Commission has published its report on the activities of the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) for 2017 and 2018. It underlines the high added value of the Fund in providing emergency and recovery support and in alleviating the financial burden on national and regional authorities. In 2017 and 2018, the Commission has received a […]

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