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  • 19/03/2015
    Speech of HRVP Federica Mogherini at the opening session of the EU-CELAC Civil Society Forum Speech of HRVP Federica Mogherini at the opening session of the EU-CELAC Civil Society Forum 03/19/2015 11:03:41 03/19/2015 11:03:41 03/19/2015 11:03:41 03/07/2016 11:03:41 2015031911 090126248ecbd3a4 N 090126248ecbd3a4 /statements-eeas/2015/150319_01_en.htm 12125 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150319_01_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150319_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150319_01_es.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150319_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Speech of HRVP Federica Mogherini at the opening session of the EU-CELAC Civil Society Forum
  • 10/03/2015
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the announcement by the Colombian and the FARC of an agreement on demining Statement by the Spokesperson on the announcement by the Colombian and the FARC of an agreement on demining 03/10/2015 17:37:29 03/10/2015 17:37:29 03/10/2015 17:37:29 03/10/2015 17:37:29 2015031017 090126248eb2b3bb N 090126248eb2b3bb /statements-eeas/2015/150310_02_en.htm 3889 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150310_02_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150310_02_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150310_02_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150310_02_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the announcement by the Colombian and the FARC of an agreement on demining
  • 18/12/2014
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the announcement by the FARC of a unilateral ceasefire for an undefined period Statement by the Spokesperson on the announcement by the FARC of a unilateral ceasefire for an undefined period <p>The announcement by the FARC yesterday of an indefinite unilateral ceasefire is a welcome development.</p> 12/18/2014 15:05:07 12/18/2014 15:05:07 12/18/2014 15:05:07 12/06/2015 15:05:07 2014121815 090126248dc325e1 N 090126248dc325e1 /statements-eeas/2014/141218_03_en.htm 9797 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141218_03_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2014/141218_03_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141218_03_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141218_03_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the announcement by the FARC of a unilateral ceasefire for an undefined period

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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.