Ashton will be replaced next month by Italy Federica Mogherini

Diplomats discuss EU military coordination against Ebola

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) European Union diplomats will discuss a plan to give the EU a coordinating role for European military missions countering the spread of Ebola in West Africa.

EU officials and diplomats said the plan proposed by Canada Goose Online foreign buy canada goose jacket cheap policy chief Catherine Ashton lists canada goose deals several options to step up and coordinate efforts by the bloc 28 countries. It canada goose replica could include cooperation among Canada Goose Parka military personnel canada goose coats on sale deployed by canada goose clearance sale member states for rescue missions and for building canada goose coats field hospitals.

Britain and France, the bloc main military powers, are among EU and other canada goose clearance states that have pledged military and civilian personnel alongside cash and medical supplies to combat the disease.

It is canada goose jacket unclear how cheap Canada Goose far London and Paris would support an EU coordinating role and diplomats who spoke of the proposal said it may run into stiff resistance from some member canadagoosejacketsaleca states.

EU cooperation in the military field usually takes the shape of a formal mission under the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP). But one EU official said that this was Canada Goose Coats On Sale not being considered for now. Diplomats note that 2018 canada goose outlet preparing canada goose outlet toronto factory formal protocols for such missions canada goose outlet store locations typically takes many months.

Envoys are instead being asked to consider an approach, the official said, whereby Ashton EU diplomatic service, the EEAS, Canada Goose Outlet would coordinate Canada Goose online military airlifts and other support operations against the deadly virus. Ashton will be replaced next month by Italy Federica Mogherini.

Under the proposal, the coordinating role would be played by the EU military staff, a body directly under the control canada goose store of the EU foreign canada goose affairs chief. This approach buy canada goose jacket would spare the long negotiations and bureaucratic steps that precede the launch of a full EU military mission, the official said.

However, consensus support for such a plan far from canada goose black friday sale guaranteed, one diplomat said.

On Thursday, EU health Canada Goose sale ministers are Canada Goose Jackets holding an emergency canadian goose jacket meeting on measures to increase precautions at airports. Ebola will also be high on the agenda for a meeting of EU foreign ministers on Oct. 20.

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