Situation of Roma in this region is very difficult; they are poor, discriminated against, at risk of racist attacks, and practically excluded from social trends, due to which Roma integration is a priority to European Commission, said Luca Manunta Programme Manager of the EU Delegation to Serbia on the occasion of granting the European Commission's Roma integration award to a Serbian project.
The EU-funded assistance for flood relief continues as planned in order to help as many people from affected areas as possible to prepare for the forthcoming winter. In addition, the reconstruction of the lower level of Agricultural and Chemistry School in Obrenovac is successfully completed on Friday, 17 October 2014.
Having recognized that Ebola "represents and unprecedented crisis which requires an unprecedented response," the Foreign Affairs Council concluded the need to make an increased effort fighting it, EU High Representative Catherin Ashton said following the meeting in Luxembourg. The Council also discussed situation in Libya, Syria and Iraq as well as in Ukraine and Middle East.