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).
The EU's political dialogue with the Solomon Islands focuses on:
The EU and the Solomon Islands are discussing how to collaborate more closely in multilateral fora on these and other issues.
The Country Strategy for 2008–13 has allocated a budget of €16.2m from the 10th EDF, focusing on sustainable rural development.
The Solomon Islands have also benefited from:
The EU is providing assistance in electoral management for the 2014 elections in the Solomon Islands.