18 September 2014, Strasbourg - The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has been underrated by the international community and now constitutes a challenge to global security, say Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in a resolution voted on Thursday. As the affected countries face socio-economic collapse, the deployment of military assets under the UN flag should be considered and access to existing treatments speeded up, they add.
17 September 2014, New York/Brussels - The latest round of E3/EU+3 negotiations with Iran, chaired by EU High Representative Ashton, begins with a plenary session at the UN in New York on Friday, 19 September.
On Wednesday, 17 September, High Representative Ashton will hold a bilateral meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif.
Further negotiating sessions during the days which follow will be held in different formats at the premises of the EU Delegation to the UN.
17 September 2014, Brussels - The European Commission is increasing by €5 million its humanitarian funding in Mali. This will bring new European support to the victims of extreme food insecurity and renewed violence in the north of the country. The new assistance package brings the total humanitarian aid funding to Mali in 2014 to €40 million.