Niue joined the African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) grouping in 2000. Since then about €6.6m have been provided under the 9th and 10th European Development Funds (EDF), most of it for sustainable energy.
The EU's political dialogue with Niue focuses on:
The EU and Niue are discussing how to collaborate more closely in multilateral fora on these and other issues.
The new Country Strategy for 2008–13 provides a budget of €3m.
The main focus areas for EU assistance and cooperation are: