An official website of the European Union. See all European Institutions
Հայաստանում Եվրոպական միության պատվիրակություն
Central Asia and European countries not part of the EU
Building a common area of shared democracy, prosperity, stability and increased cooperation with in its neighbourhood is a top priority for the EU. To this end the EU has built a close partnership with six countries to its East, with both bilateral and multilateral dimensions. Cooperative relations with Russia, the EU’s largest neighbour and a key regional and global player, are also critical for the EU.
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, The Republic of Moldova and Ukraine are European countries not part of the EU
The EU has close links with the countries of the Western Balkans. It aims to secure stable, prosperous and well-functioning democratic societies on a steady path towards EU integration.
The EU’s relations with non-EU Western European countries (Andorra, Iceland, Monaco, Norway, Liechtenstein, San Marino, Switzerland) differ in many respects from those with the other European non-EU countries. Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein are to a significant degree integrated with the EU’s internal market, with differing conditions for such integration.
The Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) are countries that have a special relationship with one of the Member States of the European Community.