EU and Lebanon to develop judicial cooperation

Head of Delegation meets the President of Beirut Bar Association

16 January, 19:04

    (ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, JANUARY 16 - The Head of the EU Delegation to Lebanon Angelina Eichhorst has met with the President of the Beirut Bar Association Georges Jreige to discuss judicial cooperation between the European Union and Lebanon.

    According to the Enpi website (www.enpi-info.eu) Eichhorst underlined that the EU is the major donor to the justice sector in Lebanon, with approximately 20 million euros allocated to ongoing projects. The Lebanese Bar benefits from EU assistance in the framework of an ongoing training programme for judicial stakeholders, including lawyers.

    Eichhorst and Jreige also discussed a new initiative aimed at reinforcing access to justice for the vulnerable population and especially the question of legal aid, which is a priority for the Bar and the EU. (ANSAmed)
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