The EU has excellent relations with Jordan based on an advanced status partnership (2010). In a difficult regional environment, Jordan continues to exert a stabilising and moderating role while pursuing efforts to strengthen democracy and rule of law. It is the EU’s objective to support Jordan in all of these endeavours.
The current agenda of EU-Jordan relations is laid out in an Action Plan under the European Neighbourhood Policy. The legal basis for the EU-Jordan relationship is the Association Agreement which entered into force on 1 May 2002.
The EU aims to assist Jordan in the implementation of its home-grown reform process. The strategy and priorities for EU assistance are set out in the Single Support Framework adopted for 2014-2020 Jordan .
In response to the conflict in Syria and its consequences both in Syria and in neighbouring countries, the EU has adopted a joint communication , mapping out a comprehensive EU approach in June 2013.