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PH rejects $280-M EU aid with strings attached

The Philippines is turning down a grant of 250 million euros ($278.7 million) from the European Union (EU) that will allow the bloc to interfere with the country s affairs, but remains open to accepting other forms of EU financial assistance, Malacaang said on Thursday. The President has approved the recommendation of the Department of Finance (DOF) not to accept grants - this is not necessarily humanitarian aid - from the EU that may allow it to interfere with the internal policies of the Philipp

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