The European Union is Australia's largest trading partner for the 15th year in a row. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released this week figures that showed the EU in 2015 represented 21 percent or $A29.9 billion of Australia's total services trade. The EU's Ambassador to Australia, Sem Fabrizi, said this was a nine percent increase compared to 2014 figures. "The ABS figures have underlined the ever-deepening economic relationship between Australia and the EU," Ambassador Fabrizi said.
The EU and its Member States will jointly call for a global partnership for a more efficient and effective humanitarian aid system at the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey next week
Lørdag 21. mai arrangerte Den sør-afrikanske ambassaden i Oslo ambassade-VM i fotball på Ferd stadion på Bygdøy. EUs delegasjon til Norge stilte som et av 15 lag til turneringen og kom til semifinalen før det ble tap mot et godt spansk lag.
The Director General EU Military Staff formally changed and handed over to his successor on Thursday 26 May.
After three years of dedicated service to the European Union, Lt General Wolfgang Wosolsobe from Austria handed over to Finland's Lt General Esa Pulkkinen during a handover ceremony at the EEAS building in Brussels.