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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

EU: additional support for Niger region

EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, visited Niger to discuss the implementation of EU development cooperation to the country and announce extra support. Ahead of the mission, Commissioner Mimica said: "The EU is a major political, humanitarian and development actor in Niger. We are using all our instruments to tackle the numerous challenges that this country has to face, such as food and nutrition insecurity, youth unemployment, regional instability. The new EU Trust Fund will enable us to deliver quickly to address root causes of instability and irregular migration. Niger will be on the list of the first countries to benefit from the Trust Fund, with an initial package of €50 million."

Source: europa.eu