Colombians have narrowly rejected a referendum proposal to support a peace deal signed between the Colombian Government and rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC.
Colombians have narrowly rejected a referendum proposal to support a peace deal signed between the Colombian Government and rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC. Ariana Cubillos

EU puts Colombia funds on hold

THE European Union will suspend an $880 million fund aimed at helping Colombia uphold the recent peace accord. It acted after voters rejected the deal to end 52 years of conflict with the Marxist FARC group. "Obviously in the current situation we cannot continue with the launch of this fund,” EU President Ivan Korcok told the European Parliament. He said EU engagement in the Colombian peace process would "carry on”. The bloc did not go back on its decision to suspend FARC for six months from its terror list because "FARC did not denounce the peace accord”.



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