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Thursday, 03 November 2011

Congo fatigue? EU funding in the heart of Africa

Congo is the ACP country that receives most funds from the European Union. While development efforts on the ground show some success, in Brussels many people are unhappy with the amount of money attributed to Congo. Many point the finger at the former development commissioner and current Member of the European Parliament Louis Michel from Belgium. Commission officials and Members of Parliament wonder: Was it Michel’s friendship to Congo’s president Joseph Kabila that helped channel funds to Congo?

Source: EUObserver/CTA