E.U. Foreign Ministers Meet To Discuss Ebola, Seek 1B Euros For Fund

News outlets report on European nations’ efforts to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

Associated Press: E.U. seeking to find 1 billion euro fund for Ebola
“European Union nations are working to find one billion euros to help fight Ebola in West Africa and seeking a common approach in dealing with the disease outbreak. E.U. foreign ministers on Monday opened a week of talks so that their 28 leaders can agree by Friday on a package of measures which should include anything from financial aid to common repatriation procedures, treatment facilities on site, and training for health workers…” (10/20).

Associated Press: German minister: E.U. should consider Ebola mission
“Germany’s foreign minister has suggested that the European Union could send a civilian mission to West Africa to help combat the Ebola outbreak…” (10/19).

Associated Press: Spain gives U.S. go-ahead to use bases against Ebola
“Spain has agreed to allow the U.S. to use two military bases in the southwest of the country to support its efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa…” (10/19).

Agence France-Presse: British navy heading for Sierra Leone Ebola zone
“A British navy ship left Friday for Sierra Leone laden with personnel, aid, and equipment to treat people infected with the Ebola virus as Prime Minister David Cameron appealed for other countries to do more to tackle the epidemic…” (10/17).

Wall Street Journal: U.K.’s Cameron Calls on Europe to Step Up Ebola Fight
“U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has called on other European countries to step up efforts to combat the Ebola virus, including raising €1 billion ($1.3 billion) of funding. In a letter to European Union leaders and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy ahead of a two-day summit starting on Thursday, Mr. Cameron also called for the mobilization of at least 2,000 staff to the area of the outbreak in West Africa, increased coordination on screening at ports of entry to Europe, and sharing information on cases handled to reduce the risk of transmissions within the E.U….” (Winning, 10/17).

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