BRUSSELS, July 30 (KUNA) — The European Commission on Monday announced the adoption of EUR 112 million worth of programs to support the Moroccan government’s reform efforts in policy management and forest protection, and reform of financial management and public administration.
In a statement, Stefan Fule, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, said, “I think these new allocations fully reflect the priorities of the partnership between the EU and Morocco in the new neighborhood policy.” The forest policy program, which is worth EUR 37 million, will support the efforts already made by the Moroccan government to fight against the degradation of forest resources and improve incomes and living conditions of local populations.
The second program, which is called “Hakama” (Governance), with a budget of EUR 75 million, aims to strengthen the performance and transparency of management of public expenditure and improving the quality of public services.
In addition to the allocation of EUR 112 million, the European Commission has also granted an additional EUR 80 million to Morocco under Support for Partnership, Reform, and Inclusive Growth (SPRING) program. (end) nk.ma KUNA 301621 Jul 12NNNN