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25/08/2021 - News
Following the devastating forest fires in the Mediterranean and the Western Balkans over the past weeks, Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič is visiting affected areas in Greece today.
18/08/2021 - Photo story
In August 2021, immense forest fires broke out in various locations in Greece, including forests close to the city of Athens, on the Peloponnese, on Evia, Rhodes and Crete.
08/08/2021 - News
The EU Civil Protection Mechanism continues to channel support to help combat unprecedented forest fires in Greece and the rest of the Mediterranean. Following requests from Greece, North Macedonia, Albania, Italy and Turkey, the European Union has...
04/08/2021 - News
As forest fires continue affecting various regions in the Mediterranean and the Western Balkans, the European Commission is swiftly mobilising support to assist countries in limiting the spread of the fires and protect lives and livelihoods.
02/08/2021 - News
On 1 August, Turkey, ravaged by unprecedented forest fires, activated the EU Civil Protection Mechansim. In an immediate response, the European Commission has already helped mobilise 1 Canadair plane from Croatia and 2 Canadairs from Spain. These...
30/07/2021 - News
The Commission continues to provide further financial support to 6 Member States through the Mobility Package of the Emergency Support Instrument amounting to over €14 million, for the transport of COVID-19 vaccination-related equipment and COVID-19...
29/07/2021 - Photo story
On 24 July, a large fire broke out on the Italian island of Sardinia. With strong winds, high temperatures and dry vegetation, the blaze spread rapidly.
26/07/2021 - News
In response to Italy's request for assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to help in the fight against the ongoing wildfires in Sardinia, the EU is mobilising immediate support from France and Greece.
23/07/2021 - News
Already 12 countries have offered support such as tents, beds and generators. The Commission coordinates the delivery and finances up to 75% of the costs.
15/07/2021 - News
The EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated to tackle heavy floods, following a request for assistance from Belgium on 14 July 2021.