24 October 2014, Brussels – The ninth annual UN-EU Partnership Report "Saving and Improving Lives" presents the results of the UN-EU partnership in 2013, outlining the wide range of joint EU-UN actions in 2013 that continue to save and improve the lives of millions of people in over 110 countries.
24 October 2014, Brussels - EU Heads of State and Government have agreed the headline targets and the architecture for the EU framework on climate and energy for 2030. The agreed targets include a cut in greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels, an EU-wide binding target for renewable energy of at least 27% and an indicative energy efficiency target of at least 27%.
23 October 2014, Brussels - The European Commission has today announced €24.4 million from the EU budget for urgently needed Ebola research. The funding will go to five projects, ranging from a large-scale clinical trial of a potential vaccine, to testing existing and novel compounds to treat Ebola. The money from Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme, will be provided via a fast-track procedure in order to start work as soon as possible.