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Cape Verde: Cabo Verde aim of 100 % coverage by renewable energy by 2020,

2013/12/01

The European Union is available to assist Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) in achieving its aim of 100 % coverage by renewable energy by 2020, Cape Verdean Prime Minister José Maria Neves said in Brussels where he took part in the European Development Days.

“The commissioner for Cooperation and Development, Andrés Piebalgs, welcomed the idea and showed he was available to assist us to achieve 100 % coverage of renewable energy,” said the Prime Minister at the end of conference with the commissioner.

Cited by the Cape Verdean press, the Prime Minister noted that renewable energy was one of the “great priorities” of cooperation between Cabo Verde and the European Union.

José Maria Neves and the EU commissioner as well discussed security and stability, budgetary aid and support for implementing reforms in Cabo Verde.

“The European Union is very interested in stability and security in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), so we as well talked about maritime security, stability, human trafficking and organised crime,” he said.

The Prime Minister said that the European Commissioner for Cooperation and Development would visit Cabo Verde “any minute at this time” to further discuss these issues.

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