European Union Ambassador to Lebanon Angelina Eichhorst speaks during an interview with The Daily Star in Beirut, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Despite the political and security issues Lebanon currently faces, the outgoing head of the European Union delegation to Lebanon Angelina Eichhorst believes its "a miracle" the country remains stable.Eichhorst, who is leaving Lebanon after more than four years as the leading European diplomat in the country, said that while Lebanon has thus far managed to stay afloat, it would require substantial financial support from the international community going forward.Taking into account more than 1.4 million refugees residing in the country, the number of people requiring government assistance in Lebanon has more than doubled since Eichhorst took office in 2011 .It would be easier to convince donors to provide assistance to Lebanon if Baabda Palace was occupied, Eichhorst acknowledged.
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