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Catherine Ashton: 'Ebola tsar' plan for European Union

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has said there have been discussions about appointing a so-called ''Ebola tsar'' to co-ordinate efforts to tackle the Ebola crisis in Europe.

Speaking at a news conference following a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg, Lady Ashton said she was ''confident'' such a role could be implemented.

''The situation requires a fast response,'' added.

  • 20 Oct 2014
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