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EU Threatens To Withdraw Aid Without Media Freedom

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EU THREATENS TO WITHDRAW AID FROM FIJI
Pacific Islands News Association (PINA)
pacnews@connect.com.fj

BRUSSELS (Pacnews/IFEX/Pacific Media Watch) - The European Union (EU) has told the military authorities in Fiji that it will stop development aid if it doesn't see enough progress on a return to democracy, human rights and media freedom.

Radio Australia reports the European Commission has put conditions on Fiji that it needs to get back to democratic government and fully restore human rights.

Its spokesperson, Amadeu Altafaj said that was a condition, for Fiji to receive assistance.

“If the responses are not satisfactory of course we will have to take measures in terms of suspending partially or totally our aid,” Altafaj said.

Strictly humanitarian aid is not affected.


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