The Role of EU delegation
The Delegation of the European Commission to Timor-Leste was opened om June 22nd 2007
Starting from 1 December 2009 with the Lisbon Treaty entering into force, the Delegation of the European Commission is transformed into the Delegation of the European Union to Timor-Leste.
The Delegation has the status of a diplomatic mission and officially represents the European Union in Timor-Leste.
The institutions of the European Union are the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, the Court of Justice and the Court of Auditors.
On 1 January 2007 the European Union completed its fifth enlargement that had started in May 2004. Today the European Union is made up of 27 Members States, has a population of around 500 million and is the largest trading bloc in the world.
As described in the Cotonou agreement The Delegation's mandate is designed to establish a comprehensive partnership, based on three complementary pillars: development cooperation, economic and trade cooperation, and promotion of a more effective political dimension.