The EU and Mali

A long-term partnership and post-crisis assistance: While Mali is coming out of a major institutional crisis, the EU is committed to helping the country achieve lasting peace on its territory and to leading the country towards a path of inclusive development.

Political & security crisis in Mali (2012- 2014)

Politics – the EU supported the return to constitutional order and the 2013 presidential elections, and also the political resolution of the crisis through dialogue. The return to stability will only be sustainable through successful reform of governance and justice, areas in which the EU is involved with the Malian authorities.

Security – the EU and Member States have supported the fight against terrorist groups in northern Mali and the efforts made by the African Union and the United Nations to this end through the deployment of MINUSMA. The EU is committed to the reforms and to upskilling the security forces by establishing a training mission for the Malian army and a civil mission to support the internal security forces in Mali.

Development aid – Over EUR 3.285 billion was pledged during the Mali conference in Brussels, with the EU alone pledging EUR 1.28 billion, including direct transfers to the Malian government (budget support). The 11th EDF plans to provide Mali with funding of EUR 615 million covering the 2014-2020 period.

Humanitarian aid – the European Commission provides substantial humanitarian aid to vulnerable groups in Mali.

Security & development in the Sahel

Due to its geographical position at the heart of the Sahel, Mali is part of the EU Sahel Strategy, thus benefitting from substantial additional support.

Based on the principle that security and socio-economic development can only be achieved together, the EU strategy provides measures in the areas of diplomacy, development (including food security), counter-terrorism and counter-radicalisation.

The EU Sahel Strategy provides stability in the Sahel through state building, improved governance and regional coordination.


News and Press ReleasesRSS

  • 18/03/2015
    Statement of the spokesperson on the death of two peacekeepers of the MINUSMA in Mali Statement of the spokesperson on the death of two peacekeepers of the MINUSMA in Mali 03/18/2015 14:28:56 03/18/2015 14:28:56 03/18/2015 14:28:56 03/06/2016 14:28:56 2015031814 090126248ec82d76 N 090126248ec82d76 /statements-eeas/2015/150318_02_en.htm 3804 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150318_02_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150318_02_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150318_02_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150318_02_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement of the spokesperson on the death of two peacekeepers of the MINUSMA in Mali
  • 16/03/2015
    Council conclusions on Mali
  • 07/03/2015
    Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the attack in Bamako claiming also a life among EU staff Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the attack in Bamako claiming also a life among EU staff 03/07/2015 10:22:54 03/07/2015 10:22:54 03/07/2015 10:22:54 03/07/2015 10:22:54 2015030710 090126248ea53cad N 090126248ea53cad /statements-eeas/2015/150307_01_en.htm 4516 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150307_01_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150307_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150307_01_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150307_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the attack in Bamako claiming also a life among EU staff
  • 01/03/2015
    Déclaration de la Haute Représentante/Vice-Présidente Federica Mogherini et du Commissaire à la coopération internationale et au développement Neven Mimica sur la signature de l'accord sur le Mali dans le cadre du processus d'Alger
  • 01/03/2015
    Déclaration de la Haute Représentante/Vice-Présidente Federica Mogherini et du Commissaire à la coopération internationale et au développement Neven Mimica sur la signature de l'accord sur le Mali dans le cadre du processus d'Alger Déclaration de la Haute Représentante/Vice-Présidente Federica Mogherini et du Commissaire à la coopération internationale et au développement Neven Mimica sur la signature de l'accord sur le Mali dans le cadre du processus d'Alger <p>L'accord intervenu aujourd'hui à Alger représente une étape significative visant à instaurer une paix durable au Mali. A cette fin, les efforts déployés par l'Algérie depuis de nombreux mois - ainsi que ceux de tous les membres de la médiation à laquelle l'Union européenne appartient - ont permis de parvenir à un tel résultat.</p> 03/01/2015 00:00:00 03/01/2015 00:00:00 03/01/2015 00:00:00 03/01/2015 00:00:00 2015030100 090126248eb23fdb N 090126248eb23fdb /statements-eeas/2015/150301_01_fr.htm 4997 xml N /statements-eeas/2015/150301_01_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2015/150301_01_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150301_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Déclaration de la Haute Représentante/Vice-Présidente Federica Mogherini et du Commissaire à la coopération internationale et au développement Neven Mimica sur la signature de l'accord sur le Mali dans le cadre du processus d'Alger français (fr)

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