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  • 20/10/2014
    1 53418 1 _blank Fact Sheet: The European Union and Syria Fact Sheet: The European Union and Syria

    The European Union has responded decisively to the violent repression of anti-government protests in Syria, which began in March 2011. The EU called for an end to the deteriorating situation in Syria and the unacceptable levels of violence, which continue to cause suffering to millions of Syrians and destruction of infrastructure and cultural heritage.

    10/20/2014 18:00:00 10/20/2014 18:00:00 10/20/2014 18:00:00 nulldate 2014102018 <p>European External Action Service</p> 090126248a8861a0 N 090126248ce88bcf /statements/docs/2013/131018_01_en.pdf 376515 pdf Y /statements/docs/2013/131018_01_en.pdf 2 /statements/docs/2013/131018_01_en.pdf /statements/docs/2013/131018_01_fr.pdf /statements/docs/2013/131018_01_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Fact Sheet: The European Union and Syria pdf - 368 KB [368 KB] français (fr)
  • 20/10/2014
    Council conclusions on the ISIL/Da'esh crisis in Syria and Iraqpdf
  • 20/10/2014
    Council conclusions on Libyapdf

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North Africa and Middle East


The policy of the European Union towards the North African and Middle Eastern countries has two main objectives:

The European Union is actively supporting efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and is also a member of the so-called Middle East Quartet (US, EU, Russia and UN) (Middle East Peace process).

Gulf Countries, Iran, Iraq, Yemen


EU relations with Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates mainly takes the shape of a region-to-region relationship with the Gulf Cooperation Council

EU has bilateral relations with Iran, Iraq and Yemen.

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