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  • 06/08/2014
    525 65744 1 Colombia and the EU sign Framework Agreement on participation in EU crisis management operations Colombia and the EU sign Framework Agreement on participation in EU crisis management operations /delegations/colombia/press_corner/all_news/news/2014/20140806_ue_operaciones_de_gestion_de_crisis_en.pdf 08/06/2014 16:58:00 08/06/2014 16:58:00 08/06/2014 16:58:00 nulldate 2014080616 European External Action Service 090126248c6b8a6a N 090126248c6b8a6a /delegations/colombia/press_corner/all_news/news/2014/20140806_ue_operaciones_de_gestion_de_crisis_en.pdf 186948 pdf Y /delegations/colombia/press_corner/all_news/news/2014/20140806_ue_operaciones_de_gestion_de_crisis_en.pdf 2 /delegations/colombia/press_corner/all_news/news/2014/20140806_ue_operaciones_de_gestion_de_crisis_en.pdf /delegations/colombia/press_corner/all_news/news/2014/20140806_ue_operaciones_de_gestion_de_crisis_es.pdf /delegations/colombia/press_corner/all_news/news/2014/20140806_ue_operaciones_de_gestion_de_crisis_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Colombia and the EU sign Framework Agreement on participation in EU crisis management operations pdf - 183 KB [183 KB] español (es)
  • 10/06/2014
    400 65744 1 _blank Statement by the Spokesperson on negotiations between the Government of Colombia and the FARC Statement by the Spokesperson on negotiations between the Government of Colombia and the FARC /statements/docs/2014/140610_02_en.pdf 06/10/2014 22:11:00 06/10/2014 22:11:00 06/10/2014 22:11:00 nulldate 2014061022 European External Action Service 090126248c12837c N 090126248c12837c /statements/docs/2014/140610_02_en.pdf 489062 pdf Y /statements/docs/2014/140610_02_en.pdf 2 /statements/docs/2014/140610_02_en.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140610_02_fr.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140610_02_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the Spokesperson on negotiations between the Government of Colombia and the FARC pdf - 478 KB [478 KB] français (fr)
  • 19/05/2014
    341 65744 1 _blank Statement by the spokesperson on the announcement of a provisional agreement on illicit drugs between the Government of Colombia and the FARC Statement by the spokesperson on the announcement of a provisional agreement on illicit drugs between the Government of Colombia and the FARC /statements/docs/2014/140519_01_en.pdf 05/19/2014 15:59:00 05/19/2014 15:59:00 05/19/2014 15:59:00 nulldate 2014051915 European External Action Service 090126248bee0f67 N 090126248bee0f67 /statements/docs/2014/140519_01_en.pdf 439469 pdf Y /statements/docs/2014/140519_01_en.pdf 2 /statements/docs/2014/140519_01_en.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140519_01_fr.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140519_01_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the spokesperson on the announcement of a provisional agreement on illicit drugs between the Government of Colombia and the FARC pdf - 430 KB [430 KB] français (fr)

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Colombia is a dynamic and open economy, of growing regional importance and a principal partner for the EU in Latin America. EU-Colombia relations are underpinned by EU economic and development cooperation, the priorities of which are:

  • peace, stability and alternative development
  • justice and human rights
  • trade and competitiveness.

 
These priorities are laid down in the Country Strategy Paper (CSP), with a budget of €160m for 2007-13. 

The Mid-Term Review pdf - 319 KB [319 KB]  (and summary pdf - 38 KB [38 KB] español (es) français (fr) ) of the CSP confirmed these priorities.

The EU’s relations with Colombia are built on political dialogue, trade, and development cooperation, and cover a wide range of bilateral, regional and multilateral issues, whilst also helping to address the legacies of its internal armed conflict.

Political and policy dialogue is based on the 1996 Rome Declaration , and a 2009 Memorandum of Understanding . The political dialogue is strengthened and institutionalised through the Political and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and the Andean Community, which is implemented through high-level political and sectoral dialogue meetings at regional or bilateral level.

Colombia is the EU’s fourth most important economic partner in the region, with a trade volume of €11.884 billion. The EU is Colombia's second biggest trading partner. Trade and investment , already burgeoning, will be encouraged through further mutual market opening under a trade agreement between the EU and Colombia (and Peru), initialled in 2011 and to be applied soon.

A bilateral human rights dialogue pdf - 254 KB [254 KB] complements relations between the EU and Colombia.