Morgan Johansson and European Commissioner Christos Stylianides visited Färila

On Monday 6 August, Minister for Justice and Home Affairs Morgan Johansson visited Färila in Hälsingland, Sweden, together with European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides.

There they heard about the experiences of the rescue services, the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency and national and international personnel deployed to fight this summer's forest fires. They also heard about the measures carried out using both Swedish and international resources.

Through the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, Sweden has activated the EU Civil Protection Mechanism and thus enabled support from the crisis mechanisms of all of the other 27 EU countries.

After their meeting, Mr Johansson and Mr Stylianides held a joint press briefing.