Delegation of the European Union to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean States, the OECS and CARICOM/CARIFORUM

Montserrat and the EU

26/05/2016 - 15:43
EU relations with Country

EU relations and cooperation with Montserrat are carried out both on bilateral and regional basis, the latter within the framework of the on-going EU-CELAC and EU-CARIFORUM dialogues.

A British Overseas Territory located in the Eastern Caribbean, Montserrat suffered a violent volcanic eruption in July 1995. This led to the setting up of a safety zone (in the North) and an exclusion zone in the South, the latter covering over half of its territory. Two-thirds of its 12 000 inhabitants fled. Montserrat is an open and dependent micro-economy with limited economic activity which includes mining and quarrying, construction, financial and professional services and tourism. The country relies on imports to meet domestic demand.

Cooperation 2014-2020

Under the 11th EDF, Montserrat receives €18.4 million for cooperation in the period 2014-2020. The focus of the cooperation is still subject of discussion between the Government and the EU.

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