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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...
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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...
29/09/2014
Montenegro and the European Union today signed an agreement paving the way for Montenegro's membership in the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. Once the agreement is ratified in Montenegro, the country will become the 32nd member of this community...
26/08/2014
Yesterday evening, Greece requested assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to fight forest fires raging in the central part of the country. France has responded in a matter of hours and its two fire-fighting planes are already on the...
18/08/2014
The EU Civil Protection Mechanism is helping European humanitarian aid arrive in Iraq as Kristalina Georgieva, the European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, is in the country to address the worsening...

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