Story: Britain, Europe and New Zealand

José Barroso visiting New Zealand, 2011

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso visited New Zealand in 2011 to attend a Pacific Forum meeting. The European Union (EU) is a major donor to the region, seeking to develop trade capacity, and increase private-sector competitiveness and access to international markets. The EU aimed to develop a demand-driven programme that integrated its aid efforts with those of other nations.

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Martin Holland and Serena Kelly, 'Britain, Europe and New Zealand - Political cooperation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 April 2024)

Story by Martin Holland and Serena Kelly, published 20 Jun 2012