LUXEMBOURG – European countries still work together enough to make the risks of a biological, chemical or nuclear disasters outside Europe to reduce. Measures shed be fruit, but they are still not sufficiently focused on reducing risks, according to the European Court of auditors in a report.
There is a lot of effort has been made to the number of partner countries around the world, while the goal should be energy and money in countries that are most relevant for the security of the EU, according to the auditors. The union took the initiative of centres of excellence for chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) disasters, in order to take up the risks to reduce, which is partly successful. In the 2014-2020 period is € 130 million available, but the objectives are unclear and there is missing data, thus the auditors.
“Events such as the use of sarin and chlorine gas in Iraq and Syria, the ebola outbreak in West Africa and the melting of the nuclear reactor of Fukushima clearly show on the severity of the chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear risks,” says rekenkamerlid Bettina Jakobsen. According to her, “there is no adequate approach to risk management developed,” and the member states is still insufficient together. She argues for a greater role of the EU.
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