rescEU legislation entered into force in mid-May
On 10th May, the European Union formally adopted a regulation aiming at strengthening its role in crisis management. In the frame of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, a new tool called 'rescEU' will enable the Commission to directly procure emergency capacities in cases of urgency where national capacities are overwhelmed. It will also offer suitable modes of transport and logistic solutions to Member States, for example, to transfer medical personnel, medical equipment and therapeutics. In this regard, Johanniter Germany is responsible for stockpiles of medical protection equipment to be prepared for higher health care needs. Find more information on rescEU here.