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Aid for victims of the Indonesian earthquake


1.10.2018 – Following the high number of casualties and damages caused by the earthquake and tsunami that struck Indonesia this weekend, the European Commission has released an initial 1.5 million in emergency humanitarian assistance. Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides said: “We are acting fast to channel emergency aid to those most [...]

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Milk, fruits and vegetables at school thanks to EU programme

healthy school

3.9.2018 -The EU school fruit, vegetables and milk scheme resumes with the school year in the participating EU countries. Aimed at promoting healthy eating habits among children, the EU school scheme includes the distribution of fruit, vegetables and milk products, as well as dedicated educational programmes to teach pupils about the importance of good nutrition [...]

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Greece begins a new chapter following the conclusion of its stability support programme


20.8.2018 – Greece has successfully concluded a three year European Stability Mechanism (ESM) stability support programme with its place at the heart of the euro area and European Union secured. The successful conclusion of the programme is a testament to the efforts of the Greek people, the country’s commitment to reform, and the solidarity of [...]

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EU aid to Indonesia


9.8.2018 – The European Commission is closely following through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism the impact of the strong earthquakes that struck the Indonesian island of Lombok in late July and in early August that displaced thousands of people. The EU’s emergency Copernicus Satellite mapping system has been activated to help the Indonesian civil protection [...]

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Billion euros Macro-Financial Assistance to Ukraine


9.3.2018 – The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a new Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) programme for Ukraine worth up to €1 billion to support economic stabilisation and structural reforms. Today’s proposal follows a request from the Ukrainian authorities and direct discussions between Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko. The new programme [...]

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Socialna varnost za begince v Turčiji


16.10.2017 -The EU funded Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) programme has now reached one million refugees living in Turkey. Launched by the European Commission in September 2016, and implemented by the World Food Programme and the Turkish Red Crescent in collaboration with the Turkish government, the flagship programme is the largest ever humanitarian aid operation [...]

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EU supports USA


30.8.2017-The European Commission’s 24/7 Emergency Response Coordination Centre has recently been in regular contact with the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) over Hurricane Harvey and any EU support that could help the US authorities. The EU’s emergency Copernicus Emergency Management Service has been activated at the request of FEMA and it is now providing [...]

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Aid to Bolgaria and Greece tackling migration crisis


The European Commission has decided on the 7.2. 2017 to award an additional €3.9 million in emergency funding to Greece under the Internal Security Fund (ISF) to help improve reception conditions for migrants on the Greek islands. This is to further support EU financed actions carried out by the Ministry of Defence to provide catering, [...]

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Eurogroup reaches breakthrough for Greece


Eurogroup agreement on the 25 May 2016 represents a breakthrough in several ways. It opens the way not only for the disbursement of the second tranche of the ESM programme amounting to EUR 10.3 bn but also for measures on debt relief, which will be implemented on a gradual basis. Above all, it will serve [...]

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Humanitarian aid to Ecuador


Following the deadly earthquake, which caused multiple casualties and left many injured in Ecuador on Saturday evening on the 16 April 2016, the Commission has taken immediate steps to provide coordinated European support to the relief efforts. The EU has today released € 1 million as the initial humanitarian aid to the victims of the [...]

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Aid to Ukraine in the European Parliament

Ukraine - aid

Humanitarian aid for the Ukraine will be collected in the European Parliament from the 20 October until 30 November 2015. Please bring blankets, sleeping bags, clothes, shoes – they will be very much needed during the winter.

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EU still worlds’ largest aid donor


Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) published data that show that the European Union and its Member States kept their place as the world’s largest aid donor in 2014. They provided more than half of the Official Development Assistance (ODA) reported last year to the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the OECD. The new [...]

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EU assists in response to floods in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

BIH Floods

The EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated upon the request of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina yesterday evening due to severe flooding that has affected large areas of both countries. High capacity water pumps and expert teams which operate them are urgently needed in Serbia, while Bosnia and Herzegovina has called for helicopters and [...]

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New EU support to the Philippines

EU, typhoon Yolanda, aid.

European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, has today announced new EU funds of eight million euros to contribute to the economic and social recovery of conflict-affected areas in Mindanao (The Philippines). The announcement was made during his first ever visit to the Philippines (10-12 Nov). The aim of the visit is to further advance bilateral [...]

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