Press Release: Commissioner Stylianides visits Portugal to present rescEU, the EU’s plan to strengthen emergency response

Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides is travelling to Lisbon to meet with Prime Minister of Portugal António Costa and Minister of Internal Administration, Mr Eduardo Cabrita.  During the visit Commissioner Stylianides will present and discuss the state of play regarding the Commission’s proposal to strengthen EU disaster management: rescEU. The meetings will serve to enhance the constructive cooperation already established between the Commission and the Portuguese authorities. rescEU aims at creating a more robust EU civil protection mechanism, enabling the EU to better respond to disaster situations and to help citizens when Member States’ capacities have been exhausted, as was the case in Portugal last year. The Commissioner will also deliver a speech at a seminar on the EU Civil Protection Mechanism co-organised by the European Ideas Network. Commissioner Stylianides visited Portugal last year, and commended the Portuguese civil protection forces for their work and support for several EU Civil Protection missions. (For more information: Carlos Martin Ruiz De Gordejuela – Tel.: +32 229 65322; Daniel Puglisi – Tel.: +32 229 69140)

Source: European Commission

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