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Ministers Says EU Must Strengthen Disaster Response

Luxembourg, 15 October - EU foreign ministers agreed on Monday that the EU must enhance its response to disasters such as this year's fire in Greece and the severe storm in Slovenia. "We told the European Commission to draft a plan of response to natural disasters," Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel said on the margins of the General Affairs and External Relations Council meeting.

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Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel (right) and his Czech counterpart Karel Schwarzenberg on the sidelines of the EU foreign ministers' session.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

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Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel (right) talking to his Czech counterpart Karel Schwarzenberg on the sidelines of the EU foreign ministers' session.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

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Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel (second from right) shaking hands with his French counterpart Bernard Kouchner on the sidelines of the EU foreign ministers' session.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

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Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel (right) and his Polish counterpart Anna Fotyga on the sidelines of the EU foreign ministers' session.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

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Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel (right) and his Polish counterpart Anna Fotyga on the sidelines of the EU foreign ministers' session.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

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Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel (right) and his Portuguese counterpart Luis Amado on the sidelines of the EU foreign ministers' session.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

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