The European Union and the world

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Publication Date 2001
ISBN 92-828-8260-8
EC PH-26-99-247-EN-C
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The European Union is working to ensure a stable and peaceful Europe with a voice that is heard in the world. The EU is an important cooperation partner for all regions in the world — it is the world’s biggest trading partner and is particularly active in promoting the human aspects of international relations, such as social solidarity, human rights and democracy.

This brochure presents all aspects of the European Union’s relations with other countries and peoples of the world. This includes trade relations, the common defence and security policy, development assistance to help combat poverty around the world, humanitarian aid and the forthcoming enlargement of the EU with a significant number of new Member States.

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International Organisations