The European Union provides 24.4 million euros for research to develop vaccine against Ebola, outgoing European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said after the first day of the EU summit, TASS said.
The research will be aimed at containing the epidemic and protecting medical personnel, first of all developing vaccine, he said.
The European Union appointed a coordinator on Thursday to lead its drive to fight Ebola in West Africa following criticism that European efforts so far to contain the world's worst recorded outbreak of the disease have been inadequate.
Christos Stylianides, who takes over on November 1 as the EU's commissioner for humanitarian affairs and crisis management, will also be the 28-nation bloc's point man on Ebola.
European states have been stepping up their contributions of cash, hospitals and health workers recently after criticism by aid officials of a slow early response to an outbreak that has claimed nearly 5,000 lives, mostly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.