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  • Haiti, Pakistan disasters ‘of similar magnitude’

    Global Europe 30-08-2010

    The humanitarian disaster in Haiti and Pakistan is similar in magnitude, International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva told the Brussels press on 27 August, just after her return from devastated Pakistan.

  • Georgieva wants EU flag to shine in disaster areas

    Public Affairs 19-08-2010

    Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva said yesterday (18 August) that she would strive to make sure that the EU, which is usually the biggest donor in disaster areas, sees its flag fly. She claimed this had not been possible so far because humanitarian organisations responsible for distributing EU aid had insisted on pushing their brand instead.

  • Commission heeds Sarkozy’s request for EU crisis response force

    Global Europe 17-08-2010

    Kristalina Georgieva, the EU commissioner responsible for humanitarian aid and crisis response, will soon present a political proposal to reinforce the EU's capacity to respond to crises, the European Commission said yesterday (16 August). The announcement appears to represent a response to recent calls from French President Nicolas Sarkozy, inspired by the unprecedented floods in Pakistan.