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Participation of Kristalina Georgieva in a civil protection exercise in Austria

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On 28 June 2013, Kristalina Georgieva, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, was in Salzburg where she took part in an EU co-financed disaster exercise focusing on landslides - a major risk in Austria. Nearly a thousand rescue workers were involved in the simulated disaster, called "EU Taranis 2013". More than half were from Austria's national organisations, with expertise in fire-fighting and water, cave and mountain rescue. Teams were provided by Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Croatia, Netherlands, Romania and the Czech Republic. The scenario for the exercise was that long-lasting massive rainfalls in the western parts of Austria, especially in the Province of Salzburg, led to regional floods, landslides, mudslides, rock-falls, combining with an extreme flood caused by mountain melt-water.
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Type: Report   Reference: I-080001   Date: 28/06/2013   Duration: 03:53
Personalities:   Georgieva, Kristalina |   Mikl-Leitner, Johanna  
Location: Salzburg  
Languages: ORIGINAL

Tags: Austria | Community Mechanism for Civil Protection | EU relations with Member States | European Commission - visits made | Natural disasters
© European Union, 2013   /   Source: EC - Audiovisual Service
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