EU Relations with Solomon Islands

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  • 25/11/2014
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the Parliamentary elections in the Solomon Islands Statement by the Spokesperson on the Parliamentary elections in the Solomon Islands <p>The peaceful conduct of Parliamentary elections on 19 November 2014 in Solomon Islands was an important milestone that confirms the return to stability and progress achieved in the areas of democratisation, good governance and human rights since the deployment of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands in 2003. The turnout was high and the new voter registration process generally accepted.</p> 11/25/2014 15:45:08 11/25/2014 15:45:08 11/25/2014 15:45:08 11/01/2016 15:45:08 2014112515 090126248d84c087 N 090126248d84c087 /statements-eeas/2014/141125_02_en.htm 10211 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141125_02_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2014/141125_02_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141125_02_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the Parliamentary elections in the Solomon Islands
  • 05/09/2014
    562 65744 1 _blank High Representative Catherine Ashton appoints six new Heads of EU Delegation to Japan, UN Geneva, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mozambique, and the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. High Representative Catherine Ashton appoints six new Heads of EU Delegation to Japan, UN Geneva, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mozambique, and the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

    Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the Commission, announced today the appointment of six new Heads of EU Delegations.

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  • 09/05/2014
    7 78611 1 _blank Fact sheet on Pacific Region, issued in occasion of the Europe Day celebration Fact sheet on Pacific Region, issued in occasion of the Europe Day celebration /factsheets/docs/factsheets_europe_day_2014/factsheet_asia_pacific_en.pdf 05/09/2014 00:00:00 05/09/2014 00:00:00 05/09/2014 00:00:00 nulldate 2014050900 090126248c7498a7 N 090126248c7498a7 /factsheets/docs/factsheets_europe_day_2014/factsheet_asia_pacific_en.pdf 1432572 pdf Y /factsheets/docs/factsheets_europe_day_2014/factsheet_asia_pacific_en.pdf 1 /factsheets/docs/factsheets_europe_day_2014/factsheet_asia_pacific_en.pdf /factsheets/docs/factsheets_europe_day_2014/factsheet_asia_pacific_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
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The Solomon Islands have been a member of the Africa Caribbean Pacific (ACP) grouping since 1980, since when they have received more than €180m in assistance from the European Development Fund (EDF)

Political dialogue

The EU's political dialogue with the Solomon Islands focuses on:

  • protecting its vulnerable environment, especially in relation to climate change
  • defending human rights and gender issues. 

The EU and the Solomon Islands are discussing how to collaborate more closely in multilateral fora on these and other issues. 

The Fifth Enhanced EU - Solomon Islands political dialogue took place on 9 May 2014 in Honiara. The dialogue allowed fruitful exchanges of views on domestic and regional political developments, including on the situation of human rights, as well as on the most important bilateral issues between the EU and the Solomon Islands (development cooperation, disaster response, Economic Partnership Agreement and Fisheries).

Aid and cooperation

For the period 2008-2013, the Country Strategy  has allocated a budget of €16.2m from the 10th EDF, focusing on sustainable rural development with focus on climate change. However, with additional thematic budget lines, Solomon Islands real allocation tripled to €50.7m under the 10th EDF (2008-2013).

The Solomon Islands have also benefited from:

The EU provided assistance in electoral management for the 2014 elections in the Solomon Islands.

For the period 2014-2020, under the 11th EDF , an indicative amount of € 40 m will focus on the Water and Sanitation sector and on the Rural Development.