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Press Release: Focus Day on Post-Disaster Response in Brussels

On June 9th 2017, more than 100 participants including ministers, permanent secretaries, ambassadors, disaster risk management (DRM) coordinators, recovery advisors and policy officers from African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries attended a ‘Focus Day’ on lessons learned from post-disaster response in ACP countries in the frame of the ACP-EU Natural Disaster Risk Reduction (NDRR) Programme.

Opinion: EP ENVI Committee on Environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage (the ‘ELD’) premium

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Press Release: Exceptional support under the EU Solidarity Fund for Italy following earthquakes

Quand une série de tremblements de terre meurtriers a frappé les régions italiennes des Abruzzes, du Latium, des Marches et de l’Ombrie entre août 2016 et janvier 2017, la Commission a immédiatement apporté son soutien pour répondre à l’urgence de la situation et s’est engagée à rester aux côtés de l’Italie tout au long du  Full Article…

Working Document: EP CONT Committee on ECA Special Report 33/2016 (2015 Discharge): Union Civil Protection Mechanism: the coordination of responses to disasters outside the EU has been broadly effective premium

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‘I/A’ Item Note: Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending amending Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards as regards specific measures to provide additional assistance to Member States affected by natural disasters (first reading) premium

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP JURI Committee – Environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage (the ‘ELD’) (19 June 2017) premium

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Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 as regards specific measures to provide additional assistance to Member States affected by natural disasters premium

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Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) 1303/2013 as regards specific measures to provide additional assistance to Member States affected by natural disasters premium

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Press Release: European action can help ease pressure on threatened Arctic environment

The Arctic region is warming at a rate of almost twice the global average, resulting in profound and rapid changes in its living conditions and the environment. A European Environment Agency (EEA) report, published today, looks at how the rest of Europe affects the Arctic environment and how changes in the region impact Europe in  Full Article…

Press Release: The Commission welcomes the European Parliament’s approval of its proposal to increase EU financial support following natural disasters

Yesterday the European Parliament gave its green light to the Commission’s proposal to provide special EU support to disaster-stricken regions, by covering up to 95% of the costs of the reconstruction works. Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Crețu said: “Natural disasters can occur anywhere and anytime and EU citizens need to know that in times  Full Article…

UPDATED – Agenda: EP JURI Committee Meeting (19 – 20 June 2017) premium

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Written Answer to a Question: Local population in Avilés exposed to pollutants through toxic gas leak premium

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Outcome of Proceedings: Council conclusions on European Court of Auditors Special Report No 33/2016 – ‘Union Civil Protection Mechanism: the coordination of responses to disasters outside the EU has been broadly effective’ premium

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Note: Project on “Development of Urban Adaptation Plans for cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants in Poland ” and adaptation to climate change in urban areas premium

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Press Release: World Reconstruction Conference 3

More than 800 participants from civil society, national and local governments, academia, the private sector and international organisations from around the world gathered in Brussels from 6-8 June 2017 for the Third Edition of the World Reconstruction Conference (WRC3). They addressed the role of post-crisis recovery and reconstruction for resilience building and disaster risk reduction  Full Article…

OPP Meeting Summary: EP ENVI Committee – Vote on environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage (the ‘ELD’) (8 June 2017) premium

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Reply to National Parliament: Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments’ Opinions – reply to the Senato della Repubblica (IT) – COM(2016) 789 final premium

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Agenda: Working Party on International Environment Issues – Desertification (15 June 2017) premium

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Agenda: EP ENVI Committee (8 June 2017) premium

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Official Journal (C Series): Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the ‘Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 as regards specific measures to provide additional assistance to Member States affected by natural disasters’ premium

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ENVI Committee – Procedural rules in the field of environmental reporting (29 May 2017) premium

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Press Release: New reports quantify human exposure to natural hazards and offer scientific guidance to save lives and property

“Tomorrow, on 25 May, the Commission will present two new scientific reports giving insights into disaster risk management. The first report, the 2017 edition of the JRC Atlas of the Human Planet, looks at where in the world people and property are most exposed to the six major natural hazards: earthquakes, volcanos, tsunamis, tropical cyclone  Full Article…

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