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EP plenary to discuss in Strasbourg the Future of Europe with the Prime Minister of Italy
CNA - Maria Koniotou - CYPRUS/Nicosia 11/02/2019 07:35

The European Parliament (EP) plenary, that convenes in Strasbourg on February 11-14 will exchange views about the future of Europe with Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.

The debate will take place on Tuesday, February 12, at 1700 local time. This will be the seventeenth in a series of debates between MEPs and EU heads of state or government.

An upgrade of the EU’s civil defence mechanism, tested to its limits in 2017 and 2018 by forest fires, storms and floods, will be put to a vote on Tuesday.

The new legislation, informally agreed with Council in December, will help member states to respond faster and more effectively to natural and man-made disasters, by sharing civil protection assets more efficiently.

The draft law will also set up, upon Parliament’s request, a “RescEU” reserve of resources, such as forest fire-fightin


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