Remarks by President Barroso following the Western Balkans Summit:
The three-million euros EU-funded project entitled “Provision of housing reconstruction and economic revitalisation to most vulnerable flood-affected families in Serbia”, financed from the EU Assistance for Flood Relief in Serbia, begins in September in eight municipalities of the western Serbia. Citizens of Sabac, Sid, Bajina Basta, Loznica, Mali Zvornik, Valjevo, Ljubovija and Osecina hit the most by floods will get renewed homes, but also the chance to relaunch their businesses.
The European Council elected Donald Tusk as President of the European Council and appointed Federica Moghereini as High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. EU member states' leaders discussed the economy,the situation in Ukraine, Syria and Iraq, Gaza as well as the outbreak of Ebola virus.