EU-San Marino relations currently focus on the conclusion of the Association Agreement negotiations.
San Marino replies generally positively to the Council’s regular calls for alignment with EU foreign, security and human rights policies.
The EU and San Marino are like-minded on values such as the protection of human rights, democracy, security, multilateralism and a rules-based international order. The Partners also share their interest in implementing the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.
In January 2018, a first ever meeting between an EU President (former European Council President Tusk) and San Marino’s Heads of state (two Captains Regent) was held in Brussels.
In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the EU and San Marino stepped up cooperation. The EU facilitated the movement of goods (including medical protective equipment) and persons to San Marino. As part of the ‘Team Europe’ efforts, Italy facilitates the supply of vaccines.