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Repatriation of EU citizens during the Covid-19 crisis: The role of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism

According to official estimates, the COVID-19 crisis has left more than 200 000 EU citizens stranded outside the borders of the EU. EU Member States have been making great efforts to retrieve them, often with the help of the EU. The priority has been to return EU citizens by using commercial flights, but as the conditions continue to worsen, other resources have had to be utilised. Continue reading

Plenary round-up – Strasbourg, November I 2018

The highlights of the November I plenary session were the debate on the future of Europe with Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, as well as the debate and vote on the interim report on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027. Continue reading

Residents in disaster stricken regions [What Europe does for you]

With European elections coming up in May 2019, you probably want to know how the European Union impacts your daily life, before you think about voting. In the latest in a series of posts on what Europe does for you, your family, your business and your wellbeing, we look at what Europe does for residents in disaster stricken regions. Continue reading

All about the money: EU Budget, Data Protection, Tunisia – November II Plenary Session

Written by Clare Ferguson, The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have spent three weeks negotiating a provisional agreement on the Commission’s proposed 2017 EU budget, which comes before Parliament’s November plenary session for a vote in plenary on Wednesday. The proposals use the flexibility of the multi-year spending programme, the Multiannual … Continue reading

How the EU budget is spent: EU helps Member States respond to disaster

Written by Matthew Parry The EU’s Civil Protection Mechanism (CPM) was activated recently in response to the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal, with Member States using it to offer search and rescue teams, water purification systems and technical assistance. The CPM has monitored over 300 disasters and been activated more than 215 times since its launch … Continue reading

Reforming the European Union Solidarity Fund

The EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) was created in 2001 to enable the European Union (EU) to respond to major disasters (floods, earthquakes, severe droughts…) inside the EU and in countries involved in accession negotiations. Major disasters would be those causing damage estimated either at over EUR 3 000 000 000 in 2011 prices, or more … Continue reading

Emergency response and civil protection

6 language versions available in PDF format Notfalleinsätze und Katastrophenschutz Reacción urgente y protección civil Intervention d’urgence et protection civile Risposta alle emergenze e protezione civile Działania w sytuacjach wyjątkowych i ochrona ludności Emergency response and civil protection The European Union’s Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) and the European Commission’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) provide … Continue reading

Implementing the EU internal security strategy

Within the area of freedom, security and justice, the EU needs to ensure the balance between civil liberties and a high level of security. In March 2010, the European Council approved the EU internal security strategy (ISS). The Commission’s agenda for implementing the ISS concludes in 2014, and therefore discussions on the strategy beyond 2014 … Continue reading

Eyjafjallajökull volcano: not so extraordinary after all!

Remember April 2010? Remember Eyjafjallajökull? Millions of travellers stranded on airports all over the world? Who was going to pay for all this? Did the volcano eruption exempt air carriers from all responsibility? The Court of Justice didn’t think so… In its decision of 31 january 2013, the Court of Justice ruled that an air … Continue reading

The future of the European Union Solidarity Fund

6 language versions available in PDF format Die Zukunft des Solidaritätsfonds der Europäischen Union El futuro del Fondo de Solidaridad de la UE L’avenir du Fonds de solidarité de l’Union européenne Il futuro del Fondo di solidarietà dell’Unione europea Przyszłość Funduszu Solidarności Unii Europejskiej The future of the European Union Solidarity Fund Over 11 years, … Continue reading

European Union Solidarity Fund

6 language versions available in pdf format Solidaritätsfonds der Europäischen Union Fondo de Solidaridad de la Unión Europea Fonds de solidarité de l’Union européenne Fondo di solidarietà dell’Unione europea Fundusz Solidarności Unii Europejskiej European Union Solidarity Fund In cases of major natural disasters, the European Union Solidarity Fund can finance part of the emergency operations. … Continue reading

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