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Common EU-capabilities for civil disaster response: the options?

Sadly, large-scale natural and man-made disasters are increasingly a part of our everyday life. In 2010 alone, more than 295,000 people died as a result of such incidents, with overall losses mounting to around US $130 billion, according to insurer Munich Re. Cost-efficient civil protection disaster response can...

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International US-led effort to track shipments of explosive materials gaining traction, but may spark tension with EU companies and others

BRUSSELS – Following a global tour of capitals in early January by Janet Napolitano, head of the US Department of Homeland Security, the EU and other regions will work more closely with Washington to fight illegal shipments of explosive pre-cursors. While a framework for doing so is already in place, the hardest challenge lies ahead, namely to...

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