The European Union (EU) is an economic and political partnership between 28 European countries. It plays an important role in international affairs through diplomacy, trade, development aid and working with global organisations. Abroad, the EU is represented through more than 140 diplomatic representations, known also as EU Delegations, which have a similar function to those of an embassy.
The EU Delegation for the Pacific promotes the local projection of an image of the European Union that correctly reflects facts, policies, statements and decisions taken by the EU.
The EU Delegation for the Pacific office is located in Suva.
European Commission President Juncker today delivered his 2017 State of the Union Address, presenting his priorities for the year ahead and outlining his vision for how the European Union could evolve by 2025. He presented a Roadmap for a More United, Stronger and More Democratic Union, and said the EU should look at its internal processes to become a stronger foreign policy actor.
Apia, Samoa- The Director for Asia, Central Asia, Middle East/Gulf and the Pacific at the European Commission's Department for International Cooperation and Development, Pierre Amilhat and the Secretary General of the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat (PIFS), Dame Meg Taylor, today signed a Technical Cooperation and Capacity Building Capacity (TECCBUF) Financing Agreement worth EUR 7 million.
Apia, Samoa - The Director for Asia, Central Asia, Middle East/Gulf and the Pacific at the European Commission's Department for International Cooperation and Development, Pierre Amilhat today held discussions with Pacific leaders in the margins of the 48th Pacific Islands Forum Meeting on priorities and modalities to best organise future relations when the current Cotonou Agreement expires.
Training Support to the Fijian Sugarcane Industry Project Impact Stories contains the latest collection of stories on the impact of the European Union-funded Training Support to the Fijian Sugarcane Industry project.
The project was established in 2014 through an agreement of delegated cooperation between European Union in the Pacific and Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and implemented by APTC. Under the project, more than 1,600 people have been successfully trained across 24 TAFE Queensland accredited qualifications and skills sets and non-accredited workshops. The new skills acquired are helping improve workplace productivity, increase efficiency and strengthen Fiji’s overall sugar industry.