PM Mitsotakis visits new Civil Protection & Crisis Management premises

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“From the start, when we assumed governing, we promised the Greek people that civil protection is a non-negotiable priority of our government,” Mitsotakis said, adding that a lot of progress had been made despite the adversity of the coronavirus pandemic.

The premier noted that technology and management of information in real time “is an absolutely necessary tool for all of you to be able to carry out your duties,” which the new cutting-edge technology and facilities offer.

Mitsotakis then paid a visit to the Unified Coordination Center of Operations and Crisis Management offices, which houses officers of the Fire Brigade, the Hellenic Police, the Armed Forces, the Coast Guard and the emergency ambulance service (EKAV).

The ability to work together out of a single place during a crisis is very important, he said, adding that “there are very important European funds, and civil protection has been raised as a priority in the European Union itself.” Greece will be able to use EU assistance in emergencies, especially by air, as it will be able also to contribute to other EU member states its own resources for their emergencies.

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