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In Europe for Help Dial “112”

(GREEK NEWS ADENDA)  How much do we know about “112″, European Union’s emergency phone number throughout the EU? Instead of searching for the national number when in emergency, any traveller circulating on EU territory can dial EU’s single “112” number. This number will not replace existing national emergency numbers and therefore, in most countries, including Greece, it operates alongside the existing national numbers. (“100” for Greece) In an attempt to raise EU citizens’ awareness concerning this service, the European Commission has established February 11  as European 112 Day. Recalling the difficulties in promoting the “112” service, Commissioner Reding in charge of the project commented that when she took up office, “it was said that 112 was EU’s best kept secret.”  You Tube: 112 – The single European emergency number