EU Relations with the Republic of South Sudan

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  • 28/08/2014
    551 65744 1 _blank Statement by the Spokesperson on South Sudan Statement by the Spokesperson on South Sudan

    We warmly welcome the continued commitment of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to find a solution to the South Sudan crisis, as demonstrated by the IGAD Summit earlier this week. We are encouraged by the signing of an agreement on security arrangements, which must be implemented immediately. We also urge the parties to follow up promptly on the protocol for a transitional government of national unity.

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  • 22/08/2014
    549 65744 1 EU local statement: European Union calls for freedom of expression and freedom of the media in South Sudan EU local statement: European Union calls for freedom of expression and freedom of the media in South Sudan /south_sudan/docs/28082014_local_statement_south_sudan_en.pdf 08/22/2014 00:00:00 08/22/2014 00:00:00 08/22/2014 00:00:00 nulldate 2014082200 090126248c8b298b N 090126248c8b298b /south_sudan/docs/28082014_local_statement_south_sudan_en.pdf 398172 pdf Y /south_sudan/docs/28082014_local_statement_south_sudan_en.pdf 1 /south_sudan/docs/28082014_local_statement_south_sudan_en.pdf /south_sudan/docs/28082014_local_statement_south_sudan_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
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  • 15/07/2014
    6 88812 1 _blank EU imposes sanctions on South Sudanese military leaders EU imposes sanctions on South Sudanese military leaders

    The events of 15 December 2013 and beyond, which precipitated South Sudan into armed conflict only two and a half years after independence, have drastically changed the prospects for the newest world country.

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    EU imposes sanctions on South Sudanese military leaders

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Following a referendum in January 2011, The Republic of South Sudan became an independent nation-state on 9 July 2011.   The European Union (EU) seeks to establish a regular and comprehensive political dialogue with the Government of South Sudan and proposes to open an EU Delegation in Juba as soon as the necessary conditions are fulfilled.

The EU substantially increased its development assistance to meet South Sudan's needs. In consultation with the government of South Sudan and in coordination with international partners including the UN, the EU is taking forward the joint programming of development assistance in several areas: justice/rule of law, education, health, water management, urban development and the rural economy.  The EU also commits to continued cooperation with South Sudan on trade matters,  ensuring duty-free and quota-free access to EU markets under 'Everything But Arms', as soon as conditions are met.

In parallel, the EU contributes to effective co-ordination of international support, including through a state building strategy for South Sudan, at the strategic and operational level under the overall leadership of the United Nations.