The EU seeks to help Lebanon develop into a stable, democratic, politically open and economically strong neighbour.
Our bilateral relations are based on the EU-Lebanon Association Agreement [2 MB] , establishing a framework for political dialogue, enhancing trade and promoting cooperation in economic and social fields. The EU-Lebanon Action Plan [100 KB] transforms these objectives into detailed actions.
A second EU-Lebanon Action Plan is currently being prepared, reflecting the principles of the new European Neighbourhood Policy [308 KB] , revised in response to the Arab spring in 2011.
Progress in achieving the Action Plan objectives is annually assessed by the ENP Progress Reports [69 KB] .
Lebanon benefits from the EU financial assistance, receiving annually approximately €50m from the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument [113 KB] .
This amount is supplemented by various regional and thematic programmes.