The EU and Bolivia

Situation in Bolivia (September 12, 2008)

Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union

The European Union condemns the growing number of acts of violence currently taking place in Bolivia, particularly in the provinces of Santa Cruz, Tarija, Pando and Beni.

The European Union renews its appeal to all parties to take steps to rapidly establish a constructive dialogue to avoid a worsening of the situation which could lead to the loss of human life.

The European Union regrets that cooperation projects and institutions sponsored by certain Member States of the Union have been the subject of threats and attacks. It recalls that those projects benefit the country’s most vulnerable groups.

The European Union reiterates its willingness to assist in a process of dialogue alongside all those who wish to contribute to it


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