Firefighters remove a dead body that was killed in wildfires in Mati east of Athens, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis) Stavrakis)
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The European Union stepped up efforts Tuesday to mobilize and coordinate the dispatch of firefighters and equipment from its member countries to fight fires raging in Greece, Sweden and Latvia.Some 60 firefighters and equipment left Cyprus on Tuesday for Greece, where more than 50 people have died in the fires, according to officials from the European Commission, the EU's executive arm.The commission proposed an EU protection force endowed with its own resources following the deaths of nearly 200 people in fires last year in Portugal, Italy, Spain and France.
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