Meeting in the Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg, EU ministers discussed joint strategies to contain the Ebola virus. Latest developments in Ukraine, Libya, Iraq, Syria and the Middle East were also on the agenda. The Council is deeply concerned about the ongoing spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa. As of 15 October over 4 500 people have died from Ebola infection.
In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. In point 3 below, Malta is listed as having received a letter of Formal Notice to reconsider its decision to resume traditional finch trapping. The Commission has today taken 140decisions, including 39 reasoned opinions and 11 referrals to the European Union's Court of Justice. Below is a summary of the main decisions. For more information on infringements procedure, see MEMO/12/12 .
Date: Friday, October 24, 2014
Venue: InterContinental Hotel, St Julians