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20/11/2014
Today's field exercise nearby the city of Antwerp, Belgium, titled "ARETE 2014", simulates a complex situation of a terrorist attack which includes chemical weapons and hostages. It is overseen by Christos Stylianides, EU Commissioner for...
18/11/2014
During today's session, the international Food Assistance Convention elected Florika Fink-Hooijer to chair its Committee during its 2015 sessions on behalf of the EU. Ms Fink-Hooijer, director at the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil...
17/11/2014
The European Commission is committing another €29 million to the fight against the Ebola outbreak. At the same time, Sweden has decided to deploy healthcare workers and a treatment centre to West Africa via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. The...
14/11/2014
Three weeks into his appointment as the EU Ebola coordinator, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, is visiting the three West African countries affected by the Ebola outbreak; Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra...
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13/11/2014
Maritime incidents such as oil spills can have huge environmental and economic impact. To reinforce co-operation on maritime emergencies, the European Commission's Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) and the...

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