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EU to provide EUR 75 mln in aid to Iraq

January 21, 2014, 1:49 UTC+3 BRUSSELS
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BRUSSELS, January 20, 23:51 /ITAR-TASS/. The European Union will provide 75 million euros in aid to Iraq in 2014-2020, the European Commission said in a statement on Monday, January 20.

The aid will be provided to strengthen the rule-of-law state and create institutions for rebuilding the country and improving the quality of its people’s life, European Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs said.

The money will be used to support human rights, primary and secondary education in Iraq.

Piebalgs expressed confidence that the Iraqi authorities would be able to make a successful transition to stability and democracy in the country.

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