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European Neighbourhood Policy and Regional Agreements

European Neighbourhood Policy

Fostering close and amicable relations between the EU and its neighbours is a key priority for Germany’s foreign policy. The European Neighbourhood Policy was developed in 2004, with Germany providing considerable input, to promote prosperity, security, stability as well as rule-of-law and democratic structures. more

The Eastern Partnership

The Eastern Partnership has placed the EU’s relations with its direct neighbours on a new footing and enhanced them across the whole spectrum. Besides promoting political, economic and societal ties with partner countries, it offers support for their political and socio‑economic reform agenda. more

The Union for the Mediterranean

The Union for the Mediterranean was established during a formal summit in Paris on 13 July 2008. It provides an enhanced framework for the EU’s Mediterranean policy, which was launched at the Euro-Mediterranean Foreign Ministers Conference in Barcelona in 1995 (which is why it was originally known as the Barcelona Process). more