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Peter Eigen, founder of Transparency International and Chairman of the EITI, received the prestigious Gustav-Heinemann Citizen Award 2007 of the German Social Democratic Party on 17 December 2007. The award is given yearly to individuals or organisations that have made significant contributions towards a free and just society.
[img_assist|nid=292|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=150|height=105]European and African leaders met in Lisbon in 8-9 December 2007 for the Africa-EU Summit. In the Action Plan 2008-2010 that was decided, Europe and Africa commits to continue to promote the EITI.
Chair of the EITI, Peter Eigen, discusses the status of the EITI and the new website.
EITI Chairman, Dr.Peter Eigen will meet Indonesian authorities and executives at Pertamina. He will also address the National Parliament. We foresee this visit will lead to a fruitful engagement of Indonesia with the EITI. Dr.Eigen will be earlier attending the Transparency International Annual Meeting in Bali.
The report from the regional EITI workshop held in Chad on August 24-25 2007, is now available.