2 December 2013, Brussels - The European Union will today announce new support of €370 million (over US $500 million) for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria for the period 2014-2016, at a conference in Washington, where donors are expected to set out their pledges for future support to fight against the three diseases. The conference will take place just one day after World AIDS Day.
3 December 2013, Brussels - On the occasion of the European Day for people with disabilities (3 December) the European Commission announced that Gothenburg is the winner of the Access City Award 2014. The Award recognises Gothenburg's outstanding work towards increasing accessibility for disabled people and the elderly. The 2014 Award is organised by the European Commission together with the European Disability Forum, and is presented in Brussels during the event ''Accessible Tourism in Europe'' on the occasion of the annual European Day of People with Disabilities and the European Tourism Day. The Award aims to encourage cities with at least 50,000 inhabitants to share their experience and to improve accessibility for the benefit of all.
3 December 2013, Brussels - "I strongly condemn the killing of two volunteers working for the Sudanese Ministry of Health on a vaccination campaign in West Darfur last week. The two men were part of a team vaccinating children against measles in West Darfur. My thoughts are with their families, friends and colleagues.
Vaccinations are crucial for public health in Sudan as elsewhere, and especially for children who are the primary beneficiaries."
25 November 2013, Brussels - Just before dawn on Sunday, a historic nuclear agreement was agreed between the international community and Iran. It followed four days of intense negotiations in Geneva, led by European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton, who has represented the international community in its negotiations with Iran for the past four years. The Foreign Ministers of the E3/EU+3 – China, EU, France, Germany, Russia the UK and the US were present in Geneva for the finalisation of the deal, which has been hailed as an example of the international community working together to resolve complicated issues.