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Global Europe 23-06-2022

At least 1,000 killed in Afghan quake, with fear toll will rise

Desperate rescuers battled against the clock Thursday (23 June) under pouring rain to pull survivors from the rubble after a powerful quake struck a mountainous border region of Afghanistan, killing at least 1,000 people.
Politics 05-01-2021

Earthquake reveals skeletons in Croatia’s building closet

Milan Škornjak is from the village of Strašnik, 10 kilometres away from the devastated city of Glina. For 20 years, he has tried to alert government officials that his revamped house had not met construction and safety standards.
Politics 30-12-2020

New tremors shake Croatia after deadly quake

New tremors shook Croatia early Wednesday (30 December) as the Adriatic country was still picking up the pieces of a deadly earthquake that claimed at least seven lives and reduced buildings to rubble a day before. The new 4.8 and...
30-12-2020

Croatia earthquake toll rises to seven, EU announces help

A search for survivors in Croatia stretched into the night Tuesday (29 December) after a powerful earthquake killed at least seven people in the country's interior, tearing down rooftops and piling bricks in the streets.
Energy 29-12-2020

‘Many injured’ as strong quake strikes Croatia, Slovenia shuts nuclear plant

An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck a town in Croatia on Tuesday (29 December), with the emergency services saying many people had been injured and video footage showing people being rescued from rubble near the epicentre.
28-12-2020

Earthquake of magnitude 5.2 shakes central Croatia

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake hit central Croatia on Monday (28 December) with an epicentre some 50 kilometres southeast of the capital Zagreb, Croatian state television reported, citing data from the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre. The quake in the morning was...
Politics 14-04-2020

A Letter from the Frontline – Croatian civil society faces a double crisis

Civil society organisations have been badly hit by the COVID-19 crisis. In Croatia the earthquake on 22 March increased the burden for NGOs and charities. Cvjetana Plavsa-Matic, urges the EU to reflect the needs of NGOs and charities in the COVID-19 bail-out packages.
Coronavirus 24-03-2020

Croatia handles earthquake damage amid COVID-19 outbreak

The Croatian government is struggling to mitigate the damage caused by a 5.5 Richter-scale earthquake on Sunday (22 March) and simultaneously, protect citizens from the coronavirus outbreak. EURACTIV Croatia reports.
22-03-2020

Strong earthquake shakes Zagreb

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 Richter hit Croatia's capital Zagreb on Sunday morning, causing serious material damage and seriously wounding a 15-year old resident. The epicentre was seven kilometres north of Zagreb. EURACTIV Croatia reports.
Enlargement 18-02-2020

Donors pledge an ‘overwhelming’ €1.15 billion for Albania quake recovery

International donors on Monday (17 February) pledged €1.15 billion to help Albania recover from a powerful earthquake last year, the EU chief announced, more than double the sum expected by Tirana.
28-10-2016

Italy to Commission: Refugees, quakes forced 2017 budget off target

Italy has defended its rule-breaking 2017 budget to the European Commission, saying the migrant crisis, post-earthquake reconstruction and lower-than-expected growth were to blame.
Med & South 24-08-2016

EU provides Italy with satellite maps of earthquake damage

The EU has pledged to provide whatever help Rome requests in the wake of an overnight earthquake in central Italy which has so far claimed at least 38 lives.
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Development Policy 08-06-2015

United Nations World Food Programme calls for donations for the Nepal emergency

Two devastating earthquakes in Nepal have left millions of survivors in dire need of food assistance. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, has already reached almost two million people but there is much more that must be done.
Development Policy 29-04-2015

UNICEF: Aid for Nepal needs to move faster

“The biggest challenge is getting in more supplies,” said UNICEF Crisis Communications Chief Sarah Crowe in an interview with EURACTIV, after over 5000 people died in a massive earthquake in Nepal last week .
Languages & Culture 08-06-2012

‘Francophonie’ stresses supporting role in EU aid policy

As the European Union embarks on a major revamp of its aid policies to the developing world, the Francophonie organisation believes its close ties with French-speaking African nations can help the Union with "political mobilisation" on development issues.
Elections 16-03-2011

Oettinger pushes for stress tests of Europe’s nuclear plants

Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger called at a hastily-convened meeting of ministers yesterday (15 March) for the introduction of safety "stress tests" at nuclear power plants in Europe. He commended the  safety standards currently in place in EU countries, but at the same time told German media that Europe must consider a "foreseeable future" without nuclear energy.
Global Europe 14-03-2011

Hiroshima nightmare haunts Japan again

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan yesterday (13 March) described the devastating quake and tsunami, which were followed by an ongoing nuclear crisis, as "Japan's worst crisis since World War II," which was when the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Global Europe 13-01-2011

Georgieva: Situation in Haiti ‘still very difficult’

Bulgarian national Kristalina Georgieva, the EU's commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis response, remembers the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 very well: it taught her that transforming a country takes time, she told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Global Europe 13-01-2011

Georgieva draws lessons one year after Haiti quake

Despite the slow pace of reconstruction in disaster-stricken Haiti, the international community must continue to help build up its institutions rather than take over, EU Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva told EURACTIV in an interview.
Global Europe 25-10-2010

Commission details action in cholera-hit Haiti

The European Commission has defended its humanitarian action in Haiti, where an outbreak of cholera has killed at least 250 people following an earthquake in January that devastated the country's capital Port-au-Prince.