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Office and field training equipment valued at F$134,000 were handed over to the Ministry of Agriculture today by the European Union funded “Improving Key Services to Agriculture” (IKSA) project, which is being implemented by the Pacific Community (SPC).

Human rights are at the heart of the European Union's external action and the EU reaffirms its role as a leading global proponent of the promotion and protection of human rights. On 28 May 2018, the Council adopted the EU's annual report on human rights and democracy in the world in 2017.

New water and electricity supply schemes have been officially opened on Kiritimati Island, providing greener energy sources and improving access to clean drinking water for the local hospital and more than 400 households in the communities of Tennessee and Ronton.

On 25 May, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force. The Regulation updates and modernises the principles enshrined in the 1995 Data Protection Directive to guarantee privacy rights.

The third High Level Political Dialogue between Fiji and the European Union (EU) under article 8 of the Cotonou ACP-EU Partnership Agreement will be held in Suva on 23 and 24 May, 2018. The meeting will be opened by the Honourable Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama at 11:00am on 23rd at Level 9 Conference Room, Suvavou House. Discussions will be co-chaired by the Permanent Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Mr Iowane Naivalurua and the European Union Ambassador to Fiji and the Pacific, H.E. Mr Julian Wilson. France, Spain and the United Kingdom will attend the dialogue as part of the EU delegation.

A trade seminar to explore the benefits of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union (EU), Fiji and Papua New Guinea (PNG) to local producers and exporters will be hosted by the Delegation of the European Union for the Pacific in collaboration with the School of Economics at The University of the South Pacific on 25th May, 2018.

On May 17th, the Citizens’ Constitutional Forum (CCF) launched the Participative Democracy and Accountability Action (PDA) project targeted at strengthening democratic governance through the effective and sustained participation of community, civil society and marginalized groups in local and national governance. The three-year programme is funded by the European Union (EU).

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