In response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which began in March 2014, the EU has contributed humanitarian aid, expertise, international coordination and longer-term development assistance.
In response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and deliberate destabilisation of a neighbouring sovereign country, the EU has imposed restrictive measures against the Russian Federation.
EU Enlargement – State of play
The strategy should ensure that Europe’s high quality of life, underpinned by its unique social model, is sustained and further enhanced.
The European Union has been responding to the global economic crisis through actions on different levels.