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.
18 September 2014, New York - Addressing the UN Security Council today, Head of Delegation Thomas Mayr-Harting noted, "The new government will face many immediate challenges. It needs to be unified and robust in tackling them head on and in not allowing vested interest to divert its sense of purpose. Afghans have shown that they are hungry for reform. Both to safeguard the progress that has been made in the last thirteen years and to use that platform as a basis for renewed progress. We look forward to the London conference in November as an opportunity to reaffirm our partnership with a new government on the basis of their commitment to reform."