[img_assist|nid=258|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=120|height=150]Peter Eigen, EITI’s Chairman, was awarded the European Parliament’s Ethics and Business Award 2007 for Outstanding Individuals on 3 December 2007.
A new fact sheet in French is now available about the activities of EITI in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It can be found below.
Questions about the implementation of the EITI in DRC can be directed to Tim Bittiger at the EITI International Secretariat.
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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.