EU Relations with Nauru

Nauru became part of the group of African, Caribbean and Pacific states in 2000.

Political dialogue

The EU's political dialogue with Nauru focuses on:

  • respect of human rights
  • democratic processes and the rule of law..

The EU and Nauru are also discussing how to collaborate more closely in multilateral fora on these and other issues, for example Climate Change .

Aid and cooperation

Development relations with the EU focus on addressing the population's basic energy needs.

For 2014-2020, under the 11th EDF National Indicative Programme, the indicative amount of € 2.4m will be allocated for the Energy Efficiency / Renewable Energy sector, which is considered vital for the Country's sustainable and inclusive development

The 9th and 10th  European Development Funds (EDF) already provided some €6m for the sector.

- under the 10th European Development Fund, the EU and Nauru signed a new Country Strategy Paper , with a budget of € 2.7m. EU assistance focuses on:

  • reducing fuel‑import costs and contributing to a cleaner environment by providing cost-effective and reliable renewable energy, promoting energy efficiency and self-sufficiency.

– the 9th EDF Energy Sector Programme supported the installation of pre-payment meters and solar PV panels, which helped to lower electricity consumption and achieve 24h availability of electricity