20 October 2014, Luxembourg – The Council unreservedly condemned the atrocities, killings and human rights abuses perpetrated by ISIL / Da'esh and other terrorist groups in both Syria and Iraq as well as by the Assad regime in Syria. The EU is determined to contribute to the international endeavour to defeat these terrorist groups. Non-inclusive policies in Iraq, and instability in Syria caused by the Assad regime's brutal war against its own people have allowed ISIL / Da'esh to flourish. As a consequence of its policies and actions, the Assad regime cannot be a partner in the fight against ISIL / Da'esh.
20 October 2014, Luxembourg – Meeting today, EU Foreign Ministers Council welcomed the UN Secretary General’s decision to establish the first-ever UN emergency health mission, the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), based in Accra as an important step in the global efforts to contain the outbreak, to assist with the management and coordination of the international response and take a strong leadership role at national levels.
The European Union will continue the close cooperation with the UN and coordinate its operational response to the epidemic with UNMEER.
17 October 2014, Brussels - To mark the 8th EU Anti-trafficking day on 18 October 2014, the European Commission is today taking stock of all coordinated efforts which have been made during the 2010-2014 European Commission mandate towards the goal of eradicating human trafficking.