First EU Day for the Victims of the Global Climate Crisis held in Chaudfontaine

The first EU Day for the Victims of the Global Climate Crisis was held Saturday in Chaudfontaine, one of the Walloon towns hit by severe flooding two years ago.

Two years ago, Belgium and its neighbouring countries were hit by severe floods. The EU is commemorating this natural disaster by making 15 July an annual EU Day for the Victims of the Global Climate Crisis, European Commissioner Frans Timmermans announced this week.

The climate crisis clearly caused this

"Exactly two years ago, four EU Member States were hit by heavy rainfall, with huge amounts of water falling in one area. Belgium and Germany were hit particularly hard. More than 200 people died. The limate crisis clearly caused this," the EU Commissioner said a few days ago.

This first European commemoration of the victims of climate change took place in the presence of European Commissioner Frans Timmermans, Interior minister Annelies Verlinden (CD&V) and Walloon minister of Labour Christie Morreale (PS).


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