EU in the World

The EU needs a strong common foreign policy to

  • respond efficiently to global challenges, including the crises in its neighbourhood,
  • project its values, and
  • contribute to peace and prosperity in the world.

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  • Foreign policy

    The EU maintains diplomatic relations with nearly all countries in the world. It has strategic partnerships with key international players, is deeply engaged with emerging powers around the globe, and has signed bilateral Association Agreements with a number of states in its vicinity.

  • European Neighbourhood Policy

    Focuses on the stabilisation of the region, in political, economic, and security related terms. The EU's own stability is built on democracy, human rights and the rule of law and the policy will continue to make the case for these universal values.

  • International Cooperation and Development

    Through its development cooperation policy, the EU contributes to reduce poverty in the world, to ensure sustainable economic, social and environmental development, and promotes democracy, the rule of law, good governance and the respect of human rights.

  • Humanitarian Aid, Civil Protection

    The EU provides needs-based humanitarian aid with particular attention to the most vulnerable victims, and coordinates European civil protection assistance during disasters which occur worldwide.

  • Trade Policy

    EU trade policy sets the direction for trade and investment in and out of the EU. It affects EU citizens and is made with their input so as to reflect EU society's values and interests as a whole. The EU help businesses make the most of global opportunities and aims at boosting growth, jobs, competitiveness and investment in the EU.

  • Security and Defence

    The European Common Security and Defence Policy aims to strengthen the EU's ability to prevent and manage crises through the development of civilian and military capabilities.

  • EU Enlargement

    An investment in peace, security and stability in Europe: the prospect of EU membership has a powerful transformative effect on the countries in the process, embedding positive democratic, political, economic and societal change.

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