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EU helps France fight forest fires

Brussels, Belgium - The EU's emergency Copernicus satellite is helping to provide damage assessment maps of the affected areas

France has activated the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism this afternoon as forest fires are ravaging southern regions of the country and Corsica. The national authorities requested a firefighting aircraft through the mechanism and EU support is already on its way. Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides said: "The EU stands in full solidarity with France. In...

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