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EU countries send fire fighting aircraft for Evia forest fire

Spain and Italy sent fire fighting aircraft to the forest fire on Evia after Greece submitted a request at the European Civil Protection on Tuesday European Commissioner Christos Stylianides who is visitng Athens on Wednesday estimated that according to his experience as Commissioner and the wildfires he saw in many …

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EU Commission sends anti-pollution vessel to assist Greece in oil spill clean up

The European Commission has responded to Greece’s request for assistance and has sent an anti-pollution vessel to help with the clean up of the oil spill in the Saronic Gulf. According to a statement issued by the European Commission, Greece had activated the European Civil Protection Mechanism requesting the vessel. …

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EU Commission to give Greece €209mln to help refugees with rent, cash

The European Commission will give Greece 209 million euros ($245 million) in new emergency aid to help refugees stranded in the country rent homes and pay for basics with a cash card, the Commission said on Thursday. About 62,000 refugees and migrants, mainly Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis headed to northern …

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EU suspends funding to NGO aiding refugees in Greece following claims of sexual abuse and corruption

The European Union has suspended funding to a non-government organization (NGO) aiding refugees in Greece pending an investigation into allegations of sexual exploitation and financial corruption, a spokesman for European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has said. “Although these remain allegations under investigation, the Commission is …

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EU to release a €115-million aid package for NGOs dealing with refugees

Drop by drop, slice by slice, tranche by trance. Another package of the much-praised and anticipated aid for refugees and migrants in Greece is underway. EU Commissioner for humanitarian Aids and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides announced that a total of 115 million euro will be given to non-governmental organizations to …

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