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15 February: EU to launch new European Medical Corps

The news:

The European Union will launch the European Medical Corps to help mobilise medical and public health teams and equipment for emergencies inside and outside the EU.

Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, will host the event.

The background:

Through the European Medical Corps, EU Member States and other European countries participating in the system can make medical teams and assets available for rapid deployment before an emergency strikes – thus ensuring a faster and more predictable response.

The event:

An inauguration event will take place at the European Commission Berlaymont building in Brussels, and will be made available on EBS from 16:45.

A press release and factsheet will be available on the day in the Press Release Database.

AGENDA/16/258

Press contacts:

General public inquiries: Europe Direct by phone 00 800 67 89 10 11 or by email


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