This page provides an outline of the relationship between the European Union (EU) and Thailand in areas such as political, economic and trade relations, financial cooperation and humanitarian aid.
The EU and Thailand have negotiated a Partnership Cooperation Agreement (PCA). The PCA could provide a comprehensive framework which would dramatically increase cooperation between the two parties.
However, EU will not sign the PCA with Thailand until the country has a democratically elected government in place. This means that an old agreement, signed in 1980, continues to be the framework for relations between the EU and Thailand.
The military took control of Thailand in May 2014. The EU has called on the military leadership to restore the country’s Constitution and democratic processes.