EU Restarts Development Cooperation With Niger

The European Union is fully resuming its development cooperation with Niger in light of the country’s successful democratic transition and return to constitutional order, the Council of the European Union announced June 20.

European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs said on top of ongoing EU-backed projects in Niger, the EU is also considering some €87 million ($124.35 million) worth of new programs for the African country.

“Most cooperation projects that were suspended have already been resumed and the procedures for approving new projects amounting to €87 million are in very advanced stage,” Piebalgs added.

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