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Climate Change and Civil Protection Minister Stylianides in Brussels

October 11, 2021

BRUSSELS — Climate Change and Civil Protection Minister Christos Stylianides is visiting Brussels on Monday for meetings on strengthening collaboration between the ministry and European institutions through initiatives and actions that support the country's adaptation to climate change challenges.

The minister is paying a two-day visit to Brussels on Monday and Tuesday and will meet the executive vice president responsible for the European Green Deal Frans Timmermans, the vice president of the Commission responsible for the Promotion of our European Way of Life Margaritis Schinas, as well as the European Commissioner responsible for the Humanitarian Aid and Crises Management, Janez Lenarčič.

Stylianides will also meet with the head of the General Secretariat for Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (DG ECHO) Paraskevi Michou, the head of the General Secretariat for the support of restructuring reforms Mario Nava as well as top officials of the European institutions. He will also meet with the permanent representatives of Greece to the EU and NATO, Ambassadors Ioannis Vrailas and Spiros Lambridis, respectively.

In the context of the intense preparations for the next fire season, the minister's meetings will focus on the best coordination with the European bodies, as well as with the respective mechanisms in the framework of NATO in order to promptly secure aerial firefighting means.

The strengthening and upgrading of the European Mechanism for Civil Protection and of rescEU will also be discussed, as Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced at the recent EUMED9 Summit.

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