Blog posts (4)
  • Earth Day
    Published by Janez Lenarčič22 April 2021

    Celebrating International Earth Day

    Today, the world celebrates International Earth Day under the theme Restore our Earth. Five years ago, on this very same day, the Paris Agreement was officially open for signature and it entered into force on 4 November 2016. Still five years ago, nobody could have predicted the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic or imagined the human costs of this virus.
  • Damascus
    Published by Janez Lenarčič26 March 2021

    10 Years On: Supporting the future of Syria and the region

    On 15th March, the world marked the 10th anniversary of the civil war in Syria. A sad milestone for a conflict that has brought about immeasurable suffering, hardship and grief for millions of Syrian civilians. Like many people, I have closely followed its appalling developments and the horrors that the Syrian people have gone through over the past decade. In spite of the time that has passed, they continue to endure unimaginable levels of suffering and incredible pain on several fronts.
  • Commissioner Lenarcic - Afghanistan
    Published by Janez Lenarčič17 February 2021

    My Visit to Afghanistan : A country at a turning point in its search for peace

    Given the intensity of the conflict and the worrying level of humanitarian needs, I have just recently visited Afghanistan – as the first European Commissioner responsible for humanitarian aid in almost twenty years.
  • Published by Janez Lenarčič30 November 2020

    First Year of my mandate as the Commissioner for Crisis Management: Putting people at the heart of crisis management

    One year ago, I began my mandate as European Commissioner for Crisis Management with a simple purpose in mind: to help alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable and provide assistance to people whose lives have been turned upside down by disasters, crises and conflicts. Throughout the year, not a day has gone by when I was not reminded of the value of collective solidarity in achieving this ambition.