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Section: General News - The European Union is to give aid worth 716 million euros (US$994million) to Vietnam this year.
Sean Doyle, Ambassador, Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to Vietnam, said in Hanoi yesterday that almost half the aid was non-refundable.
At the launch of the 11th EU Blue Book, which features an overview of the union's development initiatives in Vietnam, the ambassador highlighted some achievements of the co-operation.
Michal Kral, the ambassador from the Czech Republic, which holds the EU Presidency, said "while the global economic crisis further underlined the need for effective development co-operation, Vietnam …