European Union External Action
The EU is the world’s largest development aid donor, providing more than 50% of assistance worldwide. Policies promote good governance plus human and economic development, and tackle universal issues such as hunger and the preservation of natural resources.
The European Commission today set out a new strategic approach to achieve sustainable development in Europe and around the world, one of the pillars of the EU Global Strategy.
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.
The European Commission today proposed to set up a new European External Investment Plan (EIP) to encourage investment in Africa and the EU Neighbourhood, strengthen partnerships and contribute to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
In challenging times, the European Union needs to think strategically, have a vision and act together, especially after the British referendum, High Representative Federica Mogherini today told the European Parliament in Strasbourg.