185. On 4 October 2021, the European Union submitted its annual report on technical and financial cooperation programmes carried out between July 2020 and July 2021 by the EU and EU member States in favour of developing and least developed countries, with the objective to facilitate the implementation of the TRIPS Agreement. Our programmes can be found in the e-TRIPS Gateway. The EU carried out 38 technical cooperation activities during the reporting period and also the EU member States contributed to the report. France, Lithuania, Sweden, Germany and Spain delivered programmes in this context. 186. The programmes covered all IP rights in the TRIPS Agreement and some of the programmes were multi-annual in nature consisting of many activities to the benefit of LDCs and developing countries. In the interest of time and due to the format of the meeting, we do not give an overview of these programmes, but we are ready to assist Members should they have any questions concerning the programmes uploaded to the e-TRIPS Gateway.
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