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Floods in Romania: A new example of European solidarity

09/07/2010 - France, Estonia, Belgium and Austria have made their first offers for assistance to cope with Romanian floods, in response to the activation of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism by the Romanian authorities on 2nd of July. The request for assistance in form of inflatable dams, pumps, power generators, water purification systems, lighting kits and other material was immediately communicated to all Participating States through the Commission's Monitoring and Information Centre (MIC). (...)

Commissioner Georgieva in Romania © EU

Commissioner Georgieva on a visit to flood hit Romania

09/07/2010 - Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis response is in Romania to express her solidarity with the victims of the floods and to see for herself how Europe has helped and can still help the Romanian authorities cope with the on-going floods. The floods in Romania and the Republic of Moldova, as well as the recent floods in Central Europe (Poland, Hungary, Slovakia) are a dramatic reminder of Europe's vulnerability to natural disasters. (...)