The Delegation of the European Commission to Azerbaijan was opened in Baku in February 2008.
Starting from 1 December 2009 with the Lisbon Treaty entering into force, the Delegation of the European Commission was transformed into the Delegation of the European Union to Azerbaijan.
The EU Delegation in Baku is one of 140 European Union Delegations around the world.
The Delegation has the status of a diplomatic mission and officially represents the European Union in Azerbaijan.
The institutions of the European Union are the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, the Court of Justice and the Court of Auditors.
Today the European Union is made up of 27 Members States, and has a population of around 450 million and is the largest trading bloc in the world.