The EU's relations with the Caribbean

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  • 12/01/2015
    Statement of the High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti Statement of the High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti <p><span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 9pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Today is the fifth anniversary of the catastrophic earthquake which ravaged Haiti in 2010, killing over 200,000 people and leaving 1.5 million homeless. Since then much has been done towards healing and reconstruction. The EU has been at the forefront of international humanitarian reconstruction efforts, initially providing <a name="OLE_LINK1"/>shelter, clean water, food and medical care . </span></p> 01/12/2015 10:42:25 01/12/2015 10:42:25 01/12/2015 10:42:25 01/12/2015 10:42:25 2015011210 090126248dfc24a6 N 090126248dfc24a6 /statements-eeas/2015/150112_01_en.htm 12206 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150112_01_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150112_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150112_01_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150112_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement of the High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti
  • 20/11/2014
    The EU strengthens regional cooperation with Latin America The EU strengthens regional cooperation with Latin America 11/20/2014 12:03:30 11/20/2014 12:03:30 11/20/2014 12:03:30 11/08/2015 12:03:30 2014112012 090126248d752636 N 090126248dc88103 /statements-eeas/2014/141120_01_en.htm 14069 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141120_01_en.htm 4 /statements-eeas/2014/141120_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141120_01_es.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141120_01_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141120_01_pt.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141120_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    The EU strengthens regional cooperation with Latin America
  • 05/11/2014
    349 57255 1 _blank The EU allocates € 925 million to regional cooperation with Latin America over the period 2014-2020 The EU allocates € 925 million to regional cooperation with Latin America over the period 2014-2020 /lac/docs/141105-visibility-event_en.pdf 11/05/2014 00:00:00 11/05/2014 00:00:00 11/05/2014 00:00:00 nulldate 2014110500 090126248dc609ce N 090126248dca12a3 /lac/docs/141105-visibility-event_en.pdf 216704 pdf Y /lac/docs/141105-visibility-event_en.pdf 3 /lac/docs/141105-visibility-event_en.pdf /lac/docs/141105-visibility-event_es.pdf /lac/docs/141105-visibility-event_pt.pdf /lac/docs/141105-visibility-event_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
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Europe has strong historic and cultural ties with the Caribbean region. Moreover, the region includes seventeen territories with direct links to some EU Member States (four French 'outermost regions'; and twelve 'overseas territories' - five British, six Dutch and one French). Sixteen Caribbean countries are members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and of the CARIFORUM group. Fifteen of them are parties to the EU-ACP Cotonou Partnership Agreement.

The EU's relations with the Caribbean countries are based on political relations, trade and development. In addition to the Cotonou Agreement, the relationship is complemented by the EU- CARIFORUM Economic Partnership Agreement for trade, and the Joint Caribbean EU Partnership Strategy. This latter identifies five key areas for EU-CARIFORUM and intra-CARIFORUM regional cooperation, including Regional Integration, Haiti's Reconstruction, Climate Change and Natural Disasters, Crime and Security, and finally Joint Action in Multilateral Fora.

Agreements and fora that help the EU and the Caribbean countries to work towards common goals include: Joint Caribbean-EU Partnership Strategy (2012); EU-CARIFORUM Economic and Partnership Agreement (signed in 2008). Specialized meetings on drugs and migration; and EU-RIO Group - Caribbean countries are either full members or represented.

For the period 2008-2013, the European Development Fund (EDF) provides approximately €938m for the implementation of the National and the Caribbean regional indicative programmes.

Summits of the EU, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) leaders take place biennially, the last one was held in Santiago, Chile, in January 2013, and the next one will take place in Brussels in 2015.