The European Commission has released a statement saying it's decided to cancel the 2009 sugar allocation for Fiji, in the absence of any indication that a legitimate government will be in place in 2009.
Fiji's allocation for sugar reform accompanying measures for 2009 totalled 70 million Fijian dollars.
The Commission would have made this financing available to Fiji subject to a legitimate government being in place in accordance with EU Council decision of 1 October 2007.
European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, Louis Michel, says Fiji will be entitled the money when a democratic government is elected.
"I encourage the Government of Fiji to fulfil its commitments to the EU so that we are able to reinstate sugar reform payments in the future."