As forest fires continue affecting various regions in the Mediterranean and the Western Balkans, the European Commission is mobilising support to assist countries in limiting the spread of the fires and protect lives and livelihoods.
Two Canadair firefighting airplanes from France are being sent to affected areas in Italy to start firefighting operations today.
Two firefighting planes from Cyprus are supporting Greece, on top of a firefighting team to support operations on the ground.
Two helicopters to support operations in Albania will be equally dispatched from Czechia and the Netherlands.
In addition, Slovenia is sending a team of 45 firefighters to North Macedonia.