October 19, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Years of conflict and insecurity in Iraq have had a detrimental effect on the country’s infrastructure and the provision of basic public services. The restoration of a minimally acceptable level of public service provision is a fundamental step in normalising and improving the quality of life of the population. Therefore, the European Union (EU) continues to place significant
emphasis on the support to the provision of basic services. This edition of the EU-Iraq Development Co-operation State of Play provides an overview of EU support in the area of basic services such as education, health and water and  sanitation (see Section 1).

The EU 2010 Assistance Programme for Iraq financed under the Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI) was approved in December last and this State of Play presents some details on that programme (see Section 2).

This State of Play also gives an account of the proposed EU 2011 Assistance Programme which is currently going through the decision-making process (see Section 3). This proposed programme is based on the Country Strategy Paper for Iraq for the period 2011-2013.

In addition to the specific financial envelope under the DCI, Iraq also has access to other EU funding instruments. These include the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) and the thematic programmes of the DCI (see
Section 4)

Furthermore, programmes in the area of good governance and the rule of law are complemented by activities of the European
Union Integrated Rule
of Law Mission for Iraq (EUJUST LEX – Iraq), a civilian crisis management operation under the auspices of the European Common Security and Defence Policy (see Section 5).

This State of Play provides a concise overview of EU assistance for the period 2003-2010 (see section 6). Finally, Section 7 is a table setting out the EU support to Iraq since 2003.

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