EU will continue to support El Salvador’s contribution to eradicating poverty
EU development assistance to El Salvador has so far had many benefits for its people, for instance, by providing access to basic pension for the elderly or access to water and sanitation. Building on these results, EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, will confirm, during an official visit to the country, EU's commitment to help the country develop by providing new funding between 2014-2020.
The new support will focus on the areas of social services for young people, private sector development and climate change and vulnerability with the objective of improving the livelihoods of those who need it most. The EU bilateral assistance to El Salvador is expected to be €149 million, subject to the final approval by the Council and the European Parliament. Commissioner Andris Piebalgs said: “I am pleased to see that good results are already being achieved through our work in El Salvador, especially in the fight against poverty and improving services for the most disadvantaged sectors of society. I look forward to discussing the future of our cooperation during my visit here, and am confident that we can continue to work together to help make even more of a difference with our support going forward.”
For more information: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-13-923_en.htm