Nauru became part of the group of African, Caribbean and Pacific states in 2000.
The EU's political dialogue with Nauru focuses on:
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:
– 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