European Union provides 2.5 million euros for consumer protection in Cape Verde

13 July 2012

The European Union (EU) is set to provide funding of 2.5 million euros to fund projects in Cape Verde linked to consumer rights, the EU’s Political Affairs representative, Eva Tomaszewska said in Praia Wednesday.

According to Pan-African news agency Panapress, Tomaszewska said that the funding was part of the Non-state Actors and Local Authorities in Development Thematic Programme, which aimed to encourage citizens to get more involved in protecting consumer rights.

During a meeting to publicise the programme, Tomaszewska said that the programme, as well as supporting consumer rights, was also intended to encourage their participation in economic dialogue, and promote more equal access to the Cape Verdean economy’s information system.

Tomaszewska said that beneficiaries would be the underprivileged classes of society and that priority would be given to proposals promoting the rights of women, children and disabled people. (macauhub)