The European Union (EU) has long enjoyed a close relationship with Laos. Through substantial development assistance, support to the national reform agenda and a commitment to open markets, the EU helps Laos in its efforts to build a brighter future for its population and to play an active role regionally and internationally.
The EU’s external policies, strategies, instruments and missions to support stability, promote human rights and democracy, seek to spread prosperity and support the enforcement of the rule of law and good governance.
The EU is active in a wide range of topics, from human rights to transport and trade. A list of topics which summarise what the EU does in a specific area, useful links to relevant bodies, laws and documents.