Mauritius Secures EU Budget Support

A view of Port Louis, Mauritius. The European Union will give a total of euro140 million to the country in support of its economic reform measures. Photo by: eutrophication&hypoxia / CC BY eutrophication&hypoxiaCC BY

The European Union will give a total of euro140 million (USD187.7 million) worth of direct budgetary assistance to Mauritius from 2011-2013 in support of the country’s economic reform measures.

The grant represents an increase from the EU’s previous budget support for the country, according to Alessandro Mariani, the bloc’s ambassador to Mauritius.

“Mauritius has performed very well in the first phase of the accompanying measures for sugar protocol countries. This second allocation will continue to support the economic and sugar reform program of Mauritius through general budget support,” Mariani said, according to Reuters.

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