European Union funds push to strengthen institutions in Cabo Verde

2 June 2016

The European Union will provide Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) with 5 million euros to be invested in strengthening the country’s institutions, the EU representative in Cabo Verde, José Manuel Pinto Teixeira, said recently.

“We are completing the next budget support programme, which will be available after the summer in the initial amount of 50 million euros and will also have a new 5 million-euro package for institutional capacity building programmes,” said the EU representative.

During the presentation session, in Praia, of eight projects to strengthen Cape Verdean institutions supported by the European Union with 1.5 million euros, José Manuel Pinto Teixeira gave assurances that the European Union will continue to support the archipelago.

Strengthening the system of state procurement, improving external control mechanisms, promoting the competitiveness of the agri-food chain and its connection with tourism, strengthening the fight against organised crime and money laundering and improving projection of young people in conflict with the law are the objectives of the approved projects.

The National Directorate of Planning, the Regulatory Authority for Public Procurement, the Court of Auditors, the Financial Intelligence Unit, the Orlando Pantera Centre of the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Economy are the institutions that will benefit from this support. (macauhub/CV)