EU-Nigeria relations

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  • 18/12/2014
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the abduction of women and children, and killing of at least 32 in Gumsuri village in Borno state, North eastern Nigeria Statement by the Spokesperson on the abduction of women and children, and killing of at least 32 in Gumsuri village in Borno state, North eastern Nigeria <p>The almost daily deadly attacks on innocent villagers in north eastern Nigeria are unacceptable. At least 32 people have been killed and more than 185 kidnapped including women and children in the latest brutal assault.</p> 12/18/2014 18:26:46 12/18/2014 18:26:46 12/18/2014 18:26:46 12/06/2015 18:26:46 2014121818 090126248dc38b77 N 090126248dc38b77 /statements-eeas/2014/141218_04_en.htm 10270 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141218_04_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2014/141218_04_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141218_04_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the abduction of women and children, and killing of at least 32 in Gumsuri village in Borno state, North eastern Nigeria
  • 28/11/2014
    Statement by the High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini on the attack against the Central Mosque in Kano, Nigeria Statement by the High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini on the attack against the Central Mosque in Kano, Nigeria <p>The fatal explosion in the Central Mosque in Kano during Friday prayers has caused terrible loss of life. By targeting a Muslim place of worship the terrorists have again shown their complete disrespect for the sacredness of human life, as well as their desire only to spread terror and suffering.</p> 11/28/2014 00:00:00 11/28/2014 00:00:00 11/28/2014 00:00:00 11/04/2016 00:00:00 2014112800 090126248d8c24f5 N 090126248d8c24f5 /statements-eeas/2014/141128_01_en.htm 9989 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141128_01_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2014/141128_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141128_01_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141128_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini on the attack against the Central Mosque in Kano, Nigeria
  • 21/11/2014
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the latest attack in Nigeria Statement by the Spokesperson on the latest attack in Nigeria <p>Deadly attacks on innocent villagers have become daily routine in north eastern Nigeria. It is appalling to see that Azaya Kura in Borno state has been targeted already for the second time this year. In the latest attack at least 45 people were killed and more than 50 injured. We express our condolences to the families of those killed and our sincere wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured.</p> 11/21/2014 18:52:00 11/21/2014 18:52:00 11/21/2014 18:52:00 11/09/2015 18:52:00 2014112118 090126248d78f98c N 090126248d78f98c /statements-eeas/2014/141121_02_en.htm 10190 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141121_02_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2014/141121_02_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141121_02_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141121_02_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the latest attack in Nigeria

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EU-Nigeria relations

Nigeria is the biggest economy on the African continent and a major EU trade partner, with a particular focus on oil and gas.

EU-Nigeria partnership framework

The basis for political, trade and development cooperation relations between the EU and Nigeria is the 2000 Cotonou Agreement (also known as the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement). It covers  79 developing countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. It was last revised in 2010.

In 2009, the two parties signed the Nigeria-EU Joint Way Forward, which sets out detailed plans for intensified dialogue and cooperation.

This has led to regular political dialogues spanning a broad range of issues such as human rights, security and migration. The last ministerial meeting was held in May 2013.

EU-Nigeria ministerial meetings

EU development and humanitarian assistance

The priorities for bilateral cooperation are set out in the Country Strategy Paper. The 2009-2013 Country Strategy (executive summary ) is still being implemented. The focal sectors covered are:

  • peace and security;
  • governance and human rights;
  • trade and regional integration.

Between 2009 and 2013, EU aid to Nigeria – most of it from the 10th European Development Fund – totaled about €700m. Some €200m was allocated to the consolidation of peace and stability, tackling poverty and creating job opportunities for young people (ex-militants) in the Niger Delta.

The 2014-2020 Country Strategy Paper was signed by the two parties on 19 June 2014. Some €512 million from the 11th EDF is available for activities in:

  • health, nutrition and resilience; 
  • sustainable energy and access to electricity;
  • rule of law, governance and democracy.

There will also be more of a focus on northern Nigeria to address the poor social conditions.

The EU's humanitarian office – ECHO – is financing food security and nutritional programmes in the North, as well as assisting victims of violence, namely the internally displaced and refugees resulting from the Boko Haram insurgency.

Trade

Nigeria mainly exports oil to the EU and imports mostly machinery, equipment and refined petroleum products. The country is one of 16 negotiating the West African Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the EU.

Migration and Mobility

A ‘Common Agenda for Migration and Mobility’ (CAMM) between the EU and Nigeria is being prepared. It will pave the way for enhanced collaboration in the fields of migration and development.

Region

Nigeria plays a leading role in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which has its Headquarters in Abuja.


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  • 18/12/2014
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the abduction of women and children, and killing of at least 32 in Gumsuri village in Borno state, North eastern Nigeria Statement by the Spokesperson on the abduction of women and children, and killing of at least 32 in Gumsuri village in Borno state, North eastern Nigeria <p>The almost daily deadly attacks on innocent villagers in north eastern Nigeria are unacceptable. At least 32 people have been killed and more than 185 kidnapped including women and children in the latest brutal assault.</p> 12/18/2014 18:26:46 12/18/2014 18:26:46 12/18/2014 18:26:46 12/06/2015 18:26:46 2014121818 090126248dc38b77 N 090126248dc38b77 /statements-eeas/2014/141218_04_en.htm 10270 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141218_04_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2014/141218_04_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141218_04_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the abduction of women and children, and killing of at least 32 in Gumsuri village in Borno state, North eastern Nigeria
  • 28/11/2014
    Statement by the High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini on the attack against the Central Mosque in Kano, Nigeria Statement by the High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini on the attack against the Central Mosque in Kano, Nigeria <p>The fatal explosion in the Central Mosque in Kano during Friday prayers has caused terrible loss of life. By targeting a Muslim place of worship the terrorists have again shown their complete disrespect for the sacredness of human life, as well as their desire only to spread terror and suffering.</p> 11/28/2014 00:00:00 11/28/2014 00:00:00 11/28/2014 00:00:00 11/04/2016 00:00:00 2014112800 090126248d8c24f5 N 090126248d8c24f5 /statements-eeas/2014/141128_01_en.htm 9989 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141128_01_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2014/141128_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141128_01_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141128_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini on the attack against the Central Mosque in Kano, Nigeria
  • 21/11/2014
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the latest attack in Nigeria Statement by the Spokesperson on the latest attack in Nigeria <p>Deadly attacks on innocent villagers have become daily routine in north eastern Nigeria. It is appalling to see that Azaya Kura in Borno state has been targeted already for the second time this year. In the latest attack at least 45 people were killed and more than 50 injured. We express our condolences to the families of those killed and our sincere wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured.</p> 11/21/2014 18:52:00 11/21/2014 18:52:00 11/21/2014 18:52:00 11/09/2015 18:52:00 2014112118 090126248d78f98c N 090126248d78f98c /statements-eeas/2014/141121_02_en.htm 10190 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141121_02_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2014/141121_02_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141121_02_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141121_02_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the latest attack in Nigeria

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