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Response to Daily Express article ‘Our men in Fiji on 3 million a year’

Sir,

Your article ‘Our men in Fiji on 3 million a year’ is misleading and simplistic.

The European Union does have a delegation in Fiji, but this covers the entire south pacific region.

It carries out countless development projects on behalf of the EU as well as foreign relations and political work.
Comparing the number of staff with our office in London is completely ridiculous as that has a completely different purpose and works with just one country.

The idea that our people there are living the life of Riley is frankly insulting. They work hard in a region which has more than its fair share of problems.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Mann,
Spokesman for Catherine Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs,