EU doubles down on Ebola fund

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron speaks with outgoing European Council President Herman Van Rompuy during the European Council meeting on Oct. 24, 2014. Cameron announced that his coalition government would top up its contribution of 125 million pounds to the Ebola response. Photo by: European Union / CC BY-NC-ND

European Union leaders agreed Friday to raise the bloc’s financial support to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa to 1 billion euros ($1.27 billion).

At a European Council summit in Brussels on Oct. 24, EU heads of government responded to an appeal by British Prime Minister David Cameron, who had called on them to double the funding.

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    Diederik Kramers

    Diederik Kramers is a freelance correspondent in Brussels covering EU and NATO affairs. A former spokesperson and communications officer for UNICEF and UNHCR, he previously worked as foreign desk and Eastern Europe editor for the Dutch press agency ANP and as editor-in-chief of the Dutch quarterly Ukraine Magazine.