The EU seeks to help Lebanon develop into a stable, democratic, politically open and economically strong neighbour.
Our bilateral relations are based on the EU-Lebanon Association Agreement [2 MB] , establishing a framework for political dialogue, enhancing trade and promoting cooperation in economic and social fields. The EU-Lebanon Action Plan [100 KB] transforms these objectives into detailed actions.
A second EU-Lebanon Action Plan is currently being prepared, reflecting the principles of the new European Neighbourhood Policy, revised in response to the Arab spring in 2011.
Progress in achieving the Action Plan objectives is annually assessed by the ENP Progress Reports [69 KB] .
Lebanon benefits from the EU financial assistance, receiving annually approximately €50m from the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument [113 KB] .
This amount is supplemented by various regional and thematic programmes.