16/07/2012 - News
The European Commission has activated the European Union civil protection mechanism during the weekend to help Montenegro fight the forest fires in the north of the country.
18/06/2012 - News
Greece last Saturday night (16 June) activated the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.
11/06/2012 - News
On Friday, 8 June, the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service conducted a complex rescue operation in the caves of the Kita Gačešina on the south side of Velebit, where a man became trapped and injured.
08/06/2012 - News
Public support for humanitarian aid has strengthened in the European Union despite the economic crisis.
30/05/2012 - News
An administrative arrangement in the field of civil protection has been signed today between the European Commission and the Emergency Situations Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Moldova.
29/05/2012 - Blog post
Each year, ECHO welcomes trainees to its Brussels’ office for winter and summer sessions. In May, Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva met with the 2012 summer ECHO trainees. It gave us a great opportunity to have an insightful discussion with the...
21/05/2012 - News
Today, civil protection intervention teams from seven Western Balkan countries are arriving near Zagreb in Croatia to take part in a four-day exercise simulating a large scale flooding.
01/02/2012 - Blog post
On 13 January in the evening, a Cruiser ship 290 metres long and with more than 4 200 people on board ran aground some metres away from the very touristy island of Giglio, Toscany, Italy. This leisure cruise quickly became a nightmare for all...