Egypt: EU tops in non-military aid

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The European Union is the largest of contributor of development assistance to Egypt, where a military-backed interim government ousted the country’s first democratically elected leader, Mohammed Morsi, on 3 July. After days of bloody unrest, there was no sign that the country’s benefactors were prepared to reduce aid.

Western donors refrain from halting aid, but have urged the provisional government to move swiftly to restore democracy.

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