Commissioner Lenarcic: EU can mobilize assistance for Crete earthquake, if needed

The European Union is ready to mobilize international help if necessary, following an earthquake on Crete, EU Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarcic said in a tweet on Tuesday.

“Following the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck the island of Crete, Greece this morning, the EU Emergency Response Coordination Centre has been in contact with the Greek civil protection authorities. We stand ready to mobilise international assistance, if necessary,” he said.