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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

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EU projects in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a beautiful country, with a complex political system, trying to find its place in the European family. There are many obstacles, but the goal is clear. To become a member of the European Union, the ideal of equality and justice, security and economic prosperity. The EU has supported the country on

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SLOVENIAN PRESIDENCY TO THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION – CIVIL PROTECTION COOPERATION WITH THE WESTERN BALKANS WITH THE FOCUS ON IMPROVING THE REGION’S RESILIENCE

Cooperation with the Western Balkans and active participation in the implementation of several IPA Programs has been a long-standing priority for EU Member States and the European Commission. Significant steps were taken in 2008, during the first Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU that set in motion the “Bled initiative”. The adoption of

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Mid July 2021 floods in Western Europe

In mid-July catastrophic floods ravaged Western Europe, causing more than 180 casualties and large material damage in Germany and Belgium, and to a lesser extent, in parts of the Netherlands, France, Luxembourg and Switzerland. From a meteorological point of view, the event was the consequence of a slow-moving low-pressure system that insisted over Western Europe

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Ongoing projects and initiatives in Montenegro

In relation to IPA Floods and Fires areas of risk expertise, the following initiatives and projects are now underway in Montenegro: The Rescue and Protection Directorate of the Ministry of the Interior successfully implemented the 3 WATCH OUT project „Trilateral model of civil protection: WAys, Tools and CHallenges for OUr safety”, funded by the EU

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