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EU. Unique phone for missing children

EU. Unique phone for missing children

The countries of the European Union will soon have a unique special telephone line for announcing the missing children, according to the European Commissioner for Information Society and Media, Viviane Reding. The measure was decided by the European Commission, following a consultation with representatives of the 27 EU member states. The single European emergency number to announce the missing children will be 116000 and could become operational this summer, the EU Business electronic publication says.

The countries of the European Union will soon have a unique special telephone line for announcing the missing children, according to the European Commissioner for Information Society and Media, Viviane Reding. The measure was decided by the European Commission, following a consultation with representatives of the 27 EU member states. The single European emergency number to announce the missing children will be 116000 and could become operational this summer, the EU Business electronic publication says.
As a first step towards the entry of this number, the Member States of the European Union must take the necessary measures to designate the companies or authorities that will manage this telephone line.

At present, there are such telephone lines in some of the Member States of the European Union, but the call numbers differ from country to country.
Rompres
February 16, 2007