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Ms Georgieva speaking to UN-hatted soldiers from Sri Lanka in Haiti earlier his year (Photo: ec.europa.eu)

Commissioner envisages robust EU crisis centre

EU aid commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is keen to set up a 24-hour-a-day disaster-monitoring centre with access to classified information on EU foreign policy and the authority to call in military assets from EU countries where necessary.

"When I wake up in the morning and open my eyes, the first thing I do is go to the message of the day on my iPad. They keep them short. They use a standard distribution list - all the member states get it, the relevant EU institutions, the Crisis Roo...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Ms Georgieva speaking to UN-hatted soldiers from Sri Lanka in Haiti earlier his year (Photo: ec.europa.eu)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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