The EU has developed a close partnership with Jordan, a country that aims to act as a force of moderation and reform in a region in political turmoil. It is the EU’s objective to support Jordan in this endeavour.
The relationship emphasizes close cooperation on democratic reform and economic modernization. The current agenda of EU-Jordan relations is spelled out in an Action Plan under the European Neighbourhood Policy. The legal basis for the EU - Jordan relationship is the Association Agreement .
The EU aims to assist Jordan in the implementation of its home grown reform process. The strategy and priorities of the EU’s assistance are set out in the Country Strategy Paper [465 KB] and National Indicative Programme [211 KB] .
In response to the conflict in Syria and its consequences both in Syria and its neighbouring countries, the EU has adopted a joint communication mapping out a comprehensive EU approach in June 2013