11 Sep 2014
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 11 SEPTEMBERBrussels Daily
A high-level meeting to coordinate further steps in a European wide response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa will take place next Monday, 15 September in Brussels (Charlemagne building, Room Jean Durieu). Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, and Health Commissioner, Tonio Borg, will speak during the opening session (09h00-09h30). Kristalina Georgieva, Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, will address the closing session (13h00-13h30). Both sessions are open to the media and the video will be available on EBS. Participants will include ministers from several EU Member States, UN system Senior Coordinator for the response to Ebola Virus Disease and representatives from the World Health Organisation and the NGO Doctors Without Borders.
To register for the event, please send an e-mail to EuropeAid-E2@ec.europa.eu , indicating name, nationality and the media you represent.
The EU-funded AGROCOS project is foraging through the plant world for natural substitutes to synthetic ingredients currently used in cosmetics, and in agrochemical products such as insecticides, herbicides and fungicides. By analysing nature’s molecules to discover a new generation of natural ingredients, AGROCOS aims to pave the way for innovative products that address consumers’ concerns about the impact of synthetic ingredients on their health and the environment. It fits with the EU strategy to move to a society that relies more strongly on renewable, sustainable biological resources to satisfy the needs of both consumers and industry.