European Commission Offers Assistance to Croatia

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ZAGREB, March 22, 2020 – The European Commission said on Sunday that it was following the developments in Croatia after Zagreb was hit by a few strong quakes and was ready to provide assistance to the country.

The Crisis Management Commissioner Janez Lenarčić said today that the Emergency Response Coordination Centre was in contact with Croatia’s authorities.

The three strong quakes rocked Zagreb and the wider area in the morning. The first tremor with 5.3 magnitude was the strongest. There were two subsequent tremors with magnitudes 5.0 and 3.7. According to first reports, a child in Zagreb was severely injured, and some residents remained trapped in their homes.

European Council President Charles Michel on Sunday extended a message of support to Croatia, saying the EU is willing to help after strong quakes hit Zagreb this morning.

“My thoughts are with the people of Croatia following the devastating earthquake this morning. I just assured (Croatian PM) Andrej Plenković that the EU stands with our friends and is ready to offer help and assistance,” Michel said on Twitter.

More news about Croatia and the EU can be found in the Politics section.


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