Administration Declines €250-million EU Grant

The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is now declining all grants from the European Union (EU). Up to €250 million earmarked for aid to the poorest communities in Mindanao was rejected due to fears that the EU might use it as a reason to interfere with human rights concerns. The EU was the country’s largest export partner in March and is the fastest growing as well, with export growth rate of 48.3%…

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