EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini speaks during a news conference with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi in Amman, Jordan, June 10, 2018. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini announced Sunday 20 million euros ($23.5 million) in aid for Jordan following a wave of anti-austerity protests that led to the prime minister's resignation.Cash-strapped Jordan, a close U.S. ally that relies heavily on donors, is struggling to rein in its debt after securing a $723-million loan from the International Monetary Fund in 2016 .The World Bank says Jordan has "weak growth prospects" this year, while 18.5 percent of the working age population is unemployed.
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