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EU Summit Tackles Climate Change, Ebola, Ukraine

European Union leaders are meeting in Brussels on October 23 for a summit aimed at reaching a deal on combating climate change and boosting efforts to fight the deadly Ebola epidemic.

The main focus will be on a package of climate change targets for 2030.

The leaders from the 28-member EU are to discuss action to tackle the Ebola outbreak in west Africa, which has claimed nearly 4,900 lives, and prevent it from becoming a global threat.

EU member states and the European Commission have already pledged nearly 600 million euros ($750 million) to fight Ebola.

According to British sources, Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to call on fellow EU leaders to boost that amount to 1 billion euros.

The leaders will also discuss Ukraine and the threat from the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq and Syria.

Based on reporting by AFP and Reuters