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06/08/2018 - News
Over 360 fire-fighting personnel, 7 planes, 6 helicopters and 67 vehicles were mobilised through the European Civil Protection Mechanism in the past three weeks, to assist Sweden in combating the unprecedented forest fires.
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24/07/2018 - News
The European Commission's Emergency Response Coordination Centre is working around the clock and is in constant contact with the authorities of Greece, Sweden, and Latvia, which have all requested EU support following the unprecedented forest...
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17/07/2018 - News
The European Commission has helped mobilise two firefighting planes from Italy via the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism, following a request for assistance from Sweden due to the very high forest fire risk that the country is facing.
02/07/2018 - Basic page
The European Commission's Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC), the operational heart of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, monitors forest fire risk and incidence across Europe around the clock using national monitoring services and...

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Fighting forest fires in Italy: the EU’s solidarity in action
07/06/2018 - Video
Every year, devastating fires destroy thousands of hectares of forests in Europe. Although southern European countries are particularly at risk, no country is immune. When national capacities to respond to forest fires are surpassed, the European...
Forest fires in Italy
30/10/2017 - News
The European Commission has helped mobilise emergency support for Italy through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, following a request for assistance to battle forest fires in the country.
Praia da Vieira
17/10/2017 - News
As several EU Member States face forest fires and storms, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides issued the following statement
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16/08/2017 - News
The European Commission has helped mobilise substantial support for Portugal, through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, following a request for assistance to battle forest fires in the country.
25/07/2017 - News
France has activated the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism this afternoon as forest fires are ravaging southern regions of the country and Corsica.
Forest fires in Italy
13/07/2017 - News
Italy is facing severe forest fires in its southern regions. It has requested European Union support through the Civil Protection Mechanism, upon which the EU has immediately responded.

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