Arab Republic of Egypt

Sphinx at the base of the Giza plateauSphinx at the base of the Giza plateau

The EU and Egypt began diplomatic relations in 1966. The EU seeks to develop a particular close relationship to Egypt, its geographical neighbour, and to support Egypt’s domestic and political reforms.

The relationship emphasises close cooperation on democratic reform, economic modernization, social reform, and migration issues. The current agenda of EU-Egypt relations is spelled out in an Action Plan pdf - 121 KB [121 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr) under the European Neighbourhood Policy. Egypt and the EU are bound by the legally binding treaty in the form of the Association Agreement which came into force in 2004.

Trade remains another important subject of relations, as well as financial co-operation, details which can be found in the Country Strategy Paper pdf - 383 KB [383 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr) .

See also:

  • 6th EU-Association Council (Luxembourg, 27 April 2010) Statement pdf - 72 KB [72 KB]

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  • 25/03/2015
    ENP Country Progress Report 2014 – Egypt
  • 25/03/2015
    Adoption of the 2014 European Neighbourhood Reports
  • 24/03/2015
    Statement of the Spokesperson on the signature of the Agreement on Declaration of Principles on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Project Statement of the Spokesperson on the signature of the Agreement on Declaration of Principles on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Project 03/24/2015 11:19:11 03/24/2015 11:19:11 03/24/2015 11:19:11 03/12/2016 11:19:11 2015032411 090126248eddff8d N 090126248eddff8d /statements-eeas/2015/150324_01_en.htm 4038 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150324_01_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2015/150324_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150324_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement of the Spokesperson on the signature of the Agreement on Declaration of Principles on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Project
  • 16/03/2015
    Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini upon arrival at the Foreign Affairs Council Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini upon arrival at the Foreign Affairs Council <p>Today we will discuss with the Ministers first of all Libya. As you know, it is a crisis that affects very much the region, but also directly the European Union, all of the European Union.</p> 03/16/2015 00:00:00 03/16/2015 00:00:00 03/16/2015 00:00:00 03/04/2016 00:00:00 2015031600 090126248ec21845 N 090126248ec21845 /statements-eeas/2015/150316_01_en.htm 9197 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150316_01_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2015/150316_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150316_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini upon arrival at the Foreign Affairs Council
  • 11/03/2015
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the terrorist attacks in the Northern Sinai region of Egypt Statement by the Spokesperson on the terrorist attacks in the Northern Sinai region of Egypt <p> <span>The latest terrorist attacks in the Northern Sinai region of Egypt have caused loss of lives and have left many wounded. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims.</span> </p> 03/11/2015 19:48:35 03/11/2015 19:48:35 03/11/2015 19:48:35 03/11/2015 19:48:35 2015031119 090126248eb58b2f N 090126248eb58b2f /statements-eeas/2015/150311_02_en.htm 3708 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150311_02_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150311_02_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150311_02_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150311_02_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the terrorist attacks in the Northern Sinai region of Egypt

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Towards a new European Neighbourhood Policy: the EU launches a consultation on the future of its relations with neighbouring countries

High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn are launching today a consultation on the future of the European Neighbourhood Policy(ENP)