Since February 2015, Zimbabwe and the EU have resumed their bilateral development cooperation. Before that, EU cooperation with the government was suspended due to serious violations of human rights, democratic principles and the rule of law. Despite this situation, direct assistance to the people of Zimbabwe continued to be provided through trusted partners and NGOs. The EU and its Member States have disbursed more than €2 billion for Zimbabwe over the past fifteen years. Even when bilateral cooperation was suspended between 2002 and 2014, the European Commission alone continued to provide more than €700 million in direct support to the Zimbabwean population, notably in the field of humanitarian aid, education, health, agriculture and food security.
On April 10, a presentation of EU funded project "Enhancement of Vulnerable Children Protection Mechanism in Uzbekistan", implemented by the Association “SOS Children's Villages of Uzbekistan” was held in Tashkent.
L'Union européenne et le Maroc signent aujourd'hui l'accord international pour la participation du Maroc dans le partenariat en matière de recherche et d'innovation dans la zone méditerranéenne (PRIMA).
The European Union and its Member States continue to be the world's leading provider of Official Development Assistance (ODA) with an overall amount of €75.7 billion in 2017, confirm the newly released figures by the OECD-DAC.