EU committed to support the sustainable development of Nicaragua
The European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, is on a visit Nicaragua (6 - 7 October) in the context of the debate on the new EU-Nicaragua cooperation for the period 2014-2020. The EU's cooperation strategy for the coming years, drawn up in collaboration with the Nicaraguan government, will focus on education, economic and trade development and adaptation to climate change.
The EU plans to allocate approximately €204 million, pending approval by the European Parliament and the European Council. Commissioner Piebalgs stated: 'I am pleased that my first visit to the country will be made in the context of a new cooperation cycle and that the cooperation strategy has been established with the active participation of the government and key sectors in Nicaragua. Together we will share the challenge of increasing the impact of our actions, focusing on the sectors where the population is in most need of our support.'
For more information: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-13-915_en.htm