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Incendies de forêt au Portugal: l’UE soutient les efforts de reconstruction avec les fonds européens et poursuit l’aide d’urgence

Le Portugal continue d’être soutenu par le mécanisme de protection civile de l’UE pour les incendies de forêt qui ont lieu dans le pays. Depuis le 12 août, après que le Portugal a demandé l’aide de l’UE pour la deuxième fois cette année, plus de 160 pompiers, 27 véhicules et 4 avions anti-incendie ont été  Full Article…

Feux de forêt au Portugal: l’UE facilite la mobilisation d’avions, de véhicules et de pompiers

La Commission européenne a aidé à mobiliser un soutien considérable pour le Portugal à travers le mécanisme de protection civile de l’UE suite à une demande d’assistance pour combattre les incendies de forêt dans le pays. L’Espagne a offert son soutien avec 120 pompiers, 27 véhicules et 3 avions de lutte contre les incendies actuellement en opération dans  Full Article…

Press Release: Warning that a three degree rise in temperature will ‘cancel out’ European emission reduction efforts

As a debilitating heatwave, nicknamed ‘Lucifer’ by the press, currently engulfs southern Europe, a new study part-supported by two EU-funded projects has warned that a rise in global temperatures of three degrees would reverse Europe’s dedicated efforts to reduce ozone pollution.

Press Release: Feux de forêt: l’UE mobilise plus d’avions pour l’Albanie et travaille 24h/24 pour soutenir d’autres pays en Europe

La Commission européenne a contribué à mobiliser deux avions supplémentaires de la Grèce par le biais du mécanisme de protection civile de l’UE, suite à une nouvelle demande d’assistance de l’Albanie pour lutter contre les incendies de forêt dans le sud du pays. Le Centre de coordination de la réaction d’urgence de la Commission surveille 24h/24 et  Full Article…

Written Answer to a Question: Risk management system for natural disasters affecting wine growers premium

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Written Answer to a Question: Activation of the EUSF to compensate for the destruction caused by flooding in Sithonia, Halkidiki premium

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Press Release: EU mobilises planes to fight forest fires in Italy

The European Commission has helped mobilise 3 aircraft (2 Canadair and a reconnaissance plane) through the EU’s Civil Protection Mechanism’s voluntary pool of assets, following a request for assistance from Italy to battle forest fires in the country. In addition, the EU’s emergency Copernicus Satellite mapping system is also helping the Italian civil protection authorities. “The EU has provided  Full Article…

Press Release: Europe to be hit hard by climate-related disasters in the future

Weather-related disasters could affect around two-thirds of the European population annually by the end of this century. This could result in a 50-fold increase in fatalities compared to today if no measures are taken, according to a new study by the Joint Research Centre – the science and knowledge service of the European Commission. 

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Press Release: EU assists Albania in fighting forest fires

The European Commission has helped mobilise two firefighting planes from Greece through the EU’s Civil Protection Mechanism, following a request for assistance from Albania to battle forest fires in the country. In addition, the EU’s emergency Copernicus Satellite mapping system has also been activated to help the Albanian civil protection authorities. “The European Union stands in full solidarity with Albania  Full Article…

Written Answer to a Question: Fire in Doñana National Park: investigation, resources for restoring the area and amendments to Spain’s Forestry Act premium

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Position of the European Parliament: Specific Measures to Provide Additional Assistance to Member States affected by natural disasters premium

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Event: Human Planet forum 2017 (Enschede, the Netherlands, 13-15 September 2017) premium

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Event: GEO XIV Plenary (Washington D.C., 25 – 26 October 2017) premium

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Press Release: Integrating GNSS in UAVs for faster SAR

“The main objective of the Horizon 2020-funded MOBNET project is to locate victims during natural disasters and emergency situations such as earthquakes, hurricanes or large snowstorms using EGNSS (both Galileo and EGNOS) and DCT (Digital Cellular Technologies). Its system assumptions were presented at TRANSCOM 2017 in Slovakia at the start of June.”

Written Answer to a Question: Spanish Government informs Commission of the state of reservoirs in the headwaters of the River Tagus premium

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Written Answer to a Question: Landslide at the PPC’s lignite mine in Amyntaio premium

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Written Answer to a Question: Amyntaio mine disaster premium

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Question for Written Answer: Yet another disaster in Campania: destruction of the Vesuvius National Park premium

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Press Release: Special EU support in case of natural disasters enters into force today

As of today, Member States affected by a natural disaster will be able to activate a special EU financial mechanism and fund reconstruction operations with an exceptional EU co-financing rate of 95% under a Cohesion policy programme, instead of the programme’s normal co-financing rate. Commissioner for Regional policy Corina Creţu said:  “This special EU support is a tangible sign of EU solidarity;  Full Article…

Written Answer to a Question: Compliance of flood risk management plan (FRMP) for the Po river basin district with EU legislation premium

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