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European Commission Vice-President publishes article on GMES

On 12 January 2011, European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani (Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship) published an article dedicated to the GMES programme on the Europa portal.

The Commissioner points out at recent examples of GMES in action including an earthquake in Haiti, forest fires in the Mediterranean and devastating flooding in Central Europe. He highlights the fact that the GMES initiative was activated for each of these situations in order to assist relief efforts on the ground.

Furthermore, while emphasizing its various advantages, Mr Tajani explains that GMES does not replace existing European capacities, but rather complements them with a view to fulfilling user needs and guaranteeing sustainability and European autonomy in the long term.

The whole article is available at

Source GMES.Info