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The EU Delegation in Barbados hosted the annual French Economic Breakfast on 10 March, which brought together officials from the French Embassy in St. Lucia, the French Departments of Martinique and Guadeloupe and members of the Barbados government and private sector.
EU Ambassador Daniela Tramacere, Barbados' Minister of Labour, Hon. Esther Byer-Suckoo and French Ambassador to Barbados and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, Phillippe Ardanaz addressed the opening.
Issues discussed included education, energy, disaster management, labour and health. There was also dialogue on areas of collaboration especially the Interreg V Caribbean Programme and the 11 European Development Fund.