European Union External Action
Europe and Africa have close historical, cultural and geographical ties. EU-Africa relations are based on the 2000 Cotonou Agreement with African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, which grew out of the 1975 Lomé Convention.
#RCAConf - The European Union in partnership with the Government of the Central African Republic is organising the Brussels Conference on the Central African Republic, which will take place in Brussels on 17 November 2016
Migration and Syria were the main topics discussed by a European Council devoted largely to foreign policy and migration. The EU leaders condemned the atrocities in Aleppo.
The new approach launched by the European Union to manage migration in full partnership with key countries is already bringing results. High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini presented today the first progress report on the Partnership Framework established four months ago.
Factsheets on Migration - the European Union's response
The European Union must make full use of its huge potential outside its borders if it is to meet the expectations of its own citizens, and this is the main goal of the EU Global Strategy for Foreign and Security Policy, High Representative Federica Mogherini said in a keynote speech in Stockholm.