Commissioner Piebalgs on the elections in Haiti
"I welcome the announcement of the results of the first round of presidential and legislative elections in Haiti. Free and fair elections must be ensured so that the EU can continue to work with a legitimate partner. We need to speed up the reconstruction efforts that are currently hampered by the political unrest. The Commission has been a steadfast partner over the years. We have already disbursed funds to consolidate the State, to build roads and schools. But this is not enough, it is even just a beginning to provide Haitians with a promising future and sustainable development. I join my voice to the statement published today by the spokesperson of the High Representative and Vice President of the Commission; please read here ".