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Delegation of the European Union to Ghana

About the EU Delegation to Ghana

The Delegation of the European Union to Ghana is part of the European Union External Service, and is one of the more than 130 Delegations throughout the world. The Delegation has the status of a diplomatic mission and officially represents the European Union in Ghana.

The European Commission is one of the institutions of the European Union, the others being the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, the Court of Justice and the Court of Auditors. The European Union is made up of 28 Member States, has a population of around 500 million and is the largest trading bloc in the world.

The Delegation's mandate includes the following:

  • To actively promote the values and policies of the European Union, in an open and equal partnership with the Government and people of Ghana;
  • To deepen the political dialogue on all issues of mutual interest and to strengthen the partnership;
  • To implement the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy, the development and trade policies focusing on poverty alleviation and on the promotion of democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law as well as the smooth and gradual integration of developing countries into the world economy;
  • To inform Ghana about the policies and programmes of the European Union, as well as its institutions and values
  • To support regional integration in the Economic Community of West African States as well as the planned development of Pan-African policies, programmes and institutions.

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Ambassador William Hanna

Ghana, a great and strong nation “Bold to defend forever the cause of Freedom and of Right… Black star of hope and honour”. This extract from the national anthem of Ghana is stirringly evocative of the pride of its nation and its people, of their forceful determination to progress harmoniously and peacefully for better living conditions for all, for peace, democracy and economic and social development.

Ghana has had many successes, and has managed to become a middle income economy with an emerging oil sector. The EU is convinced that with its past experience and record, Ghana will continue on its path towards sustainable economic and social development, for the benefit of all.

The Ghana-EU partnership has many dimensions and a common vision on how to face the global challenges of the 21st century. There has been continuous political dialogue; Ghana was the first country to sign a Voluntary Partnership Agreement to ensure the wood produced and exported to Europe is of certified origin; we are jointly aiming at concluding a regional Economic Partnership Agreement, and Ghana has benefitted from a total of EUR 1.1 billion (equivalent to 2.2 billion Ghana Cedis) of EU development cooperation since the establishment of the EU Delegation in 1976.

In Europe we are proud to see that our development cooperation has had an impact on the daily lives of many Ghanaian citizens. Almost 1500 km of feeder roads have been built; approximately 360 km of trunk roads have been rehabilitated; almost 3000 social and sanitation facilities have been built (school blocks, teachers' quarters, rural clinics, sanitation facilities etc.) under the micro-project programmes.

One of the major achievements of the Lisbon Treaty, which entered into force in 2009, is in the field of external relations. It gives Europe a stronger and clearer voice in relations with its partners worldwide, and it increases the impact, the coherence and the visibility of the EU's external action.

A new European External Action Service, represented by 140 EU Delegations around the world, including our Delegation in Accra, has been created. As EU Ambassador I am committed to enriching and deepening our strong partnership, with all my colleagues in the Delegation, in the years to come.

We welcome you to this Web-site of the European Union in Ghana.

Here you can find out more about relations between the European Union and Ghana.

You can also use this website as an entrance to find out more about the European Union and its relations with the rest of the world

If you would like to keep aware of what the EU is doing in Ghana you can also visit our Facebook page, And you can follow me on Twitter: WilliamHannaEU

Best wishes,

William Hanna
European Union Ambassador
GHANA

 

Head of Delegation
Ambassador William HANNA (Mr.)

Assistant to Head of Delegation
Inge ZERBO(Mrs.)

Head of Political Section 
Paolo SALVIA (Mr.)

Head of Cooperation
Ignacio BURRULL (Mr.)

Head of Operations 1 - Governance and Civil Society
Maria Luisa TRONCOSO (Ms)

Head of Operations 2  - Trade and Economic Section

Head of Operations 3 – Infrastructure and Sustainable Development
 Benoist BAZIN (Mr.)

Head of Finance and Contracts
Sergio PICCOLO (Mr.)

Head of Administration
Sylvie SATTIN (Mrs.)

 

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