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Slightly more feasible than an EU ‘army’, but is their funding for it in the existing budget?
The EU has launched the European Medical Corps (EMC) to help mobilise medical & public health teams and equipment for emergencies inside & outside the EU.  Through the EMC, EU Member States and other European countries participating in the system can make medical teams & assets available for rapid deployment before an emergency strikes – hopefully ensuring a faster & more predictable response.  The medical corps could include emergency medical teams, public health and medical coordination experts, mobile biosafety laboratories, medical evacuation planes and logistical support teams.
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EU launches new European Medical Corps to respond faster to emergencies

EU support for Nepal reconstruction process

Fighting forest fires in Europe – how it works

EU supports people affected by floods in Myanmar & Bangladesh

EU provides civil protection experts to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

EC & Europe's local governments strengthen ties to combat natural disasters

EC moves to help Italy, Greece, Slovenia & Croatia after flood, earthquake and ice storm disasters

Ebola: EU helps deliver aid to Sierra Leone

Dealing with disasters: new global strategy must empower local & regional authorities

EU Emergency Response Centre helps bring fire-fighting aeroplanes to tackle forest fires in Bosnia & Herzegovina