22 November 2021

Completion of the EU support Programme for Improving National Early Warning System and Flood Prevention (PRO-NEWS)

Flooding is a major natural hazard affecting Albania, together with earthquakes and fires. Major floods hit the country in the last decade, with remarkable ones in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, which prompted EU assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism (EUCPM) and Copernicus rapid mapping. The February 2015 floods were particularly severe, triggered by