May 15, 2009

EU reaffirms opposition to Fiji's government's plans

The European Union has re-affirmed its opposition to the Fiji military's refusal to allow the country to return to democracy for at least another five years.

The European Commissioner for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, Joe Borg has been meeting in Canberra with Australian ministers.

He says virtually all financial assistance to Fiji has been suspended.

Mr Borg also said reports in the Fiji media quoting the EU's Commissioner for Development Cooperation, Louis Michel, as saying the EU wanted to assist Fiji were entirely false.

"Commissioner Michel was very clear in that he expressed his extreme disappointment with the recent developments that have taken place in Fiji and that these are completely unacceptable to the European Union,"he said.

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