#header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important; #header-inner {text-align: Center ;} Fiji Coupfourpointfive: Fiji loses $70 million aid from EU

Monday, May 18, 2009

Fiji loses $70 million aid from EU

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."


Keep The Faith said...

Kara Naciqa -- still believe Bainimarama will not fail??

Hyuk, hyuk, snigger, guffaw

Anonymous said...

That's one more nail on Frank's coffin!