After a spell lasting as long as 14 years, the European Union has decided to recommence its economic cooperation with Togo after the West African country successfully held multi-party elections last month. The bloc suspended aid to Togo in 1993 following failure by the former French colony to properly implement democratic reforms. It, however, promised to change its stance if the October 2007 elections in the country would push through. “Because of the progress achieved on the route to good political governance and the smooth running of the electoral process, the E.U. has decided to restart full and total cooperation with Togo,” said E.U. delegation head Filiberto Ceriani Sebregondi.
Source: EU resumes aid to Togo after multi-party election