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The Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Malawi has a number of functions:
The EU Delegation's cooperation with the Government of Malawi is governed by the Cotonou Agreement, a twenty-year partnership centred on the common objectives of reducing poverty, achieving sustainable development and gradually integrating the ACP countries into the world economy.
Bilateral cooperation between the EU and the Government of Malawi is based on the Malawi - EC Country Strategy Paper and the National Indicative Programme for the period 2008–2013. The EU is committed to supporting Malawi in initiatives aimed at achieving international commitments, notably the Millennium Development Goals.
EU assistance under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) focuses on two main sectors: food security and agriculture in the context of national development, and regional interconnection with a focus on road infrastructure. Furthermore, the EU supports development cooperation programmes in the areas of general budgetary support (notably health, education and public finance management), governance, regional integration (investment and trade), HIV/AIDS, and institutional capacity-building. The EU Delegation plays an active role in the Common Approach to Budget Support group of donors, a forum for discussions on economic policies between the Government of Malawi, the EU and other development partners.
On behalf of the entire EU Delegation I warmly welcome you to the website of the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Malawi.
The website contains up-to-date information on trade and development cooperation between the EU and Malawi, focussing on our main activities and what we have achieved so far. The website is also a rich resource of information about EU-funded projects in Malawi, including case studies and photos; it looks at funding and studying opportunities in the EU Member States as well as being a source of information on EU Aid for Trade and Economic Partnership Agreements.
The EU and Malawi have enjoyed a long and enduring relationship, focussing on trade and development cooperation, dating back to the signing of the first Lomé Convention between the EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States in 1975.
Together with its Member States, the EU provides roughly €300 million annually in development assistance to Malawi, more than any other development partner.
Over the years, the EU has become Malawi's largest trading partner, accounting for about 25 percent of Malawi's exports and 13 percent of its imports.
With support from the EU and other donors, Malawi has made significant progress towards reaching the Millennium Development Goals, including the first goal: to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.
I hope you will find this website informative and interesting and I invite you to contact us for any comments or questions you may have.
Ambassador Marchel Gerrmann
Head of the EU Delegation to Malawi
Head of Delegation
Assistant to the Head of Delegation
Head of Political, Press and Information
Head of Cooperation
Team Leader - Sustainable Agriculture
Team Leader - Social Sectors and Infrastructure
Fernando TRABADA CRENDE
Team Leader - Economic, Trade and Governance
Jose Maria MEDINA NAVARRO
Head of Finance and Contracts
Head of Administration