Since 2002, the EU has suspended direct aid to the Government of Zimbabwe under Article 96 of the Cotonou Agreement. This suspension expired on 1 November 2014, and the EU and Zimbabwe have taken steps to prepare a €234 million aid programme for the Government of Zimbabwe.
Targeted sanctions introduced by the EU under Council Decision 2011/101/CFSP as renewed in Council Decision 2014/98/CFSP, and Council Regulation (EC) No 314/2004 will continue to remain in force. In recent years, restrictive measures against a significant number of people have been suspended, significantly decreasing the scope of those targeted by these restrictive measures.
Partnership Agreement between Members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States on the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other Part (the “Cotonou Agreement”), dated 23 June (2000 2000/483/EC)