EU Relations with the Republic of South Sudan

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  • 31/10/2014
    668 65744 1 _blank Statement by the Spokesperson on the resumption of fighting in Bentiu, in South Sudan Statement by the Spokesperson on the resumption of fighting in Bentiu, in South Sudan

    We strongly condemn the resumption of hostilities in and around Bentiu, in South Sudan. We note the statement by IGAD attributing responsibility for hostilities to the SPLM-in-Opposition and look forward to a more detailed assessment from the IGAD Monitoring and Verification Mechanism.

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  • 17/10/2014
    646 65744 1 _blank Joint Local Statement on legislation being considered by South Sudan’s National Legislative Council Joint Local Statement on legislation being considered by South Sudan’s National Legislative Council /south_sudan/docs/17102014_eu_local_statement_south_sudan_legislation_en.pdf 10/17/2014 00:00:00 10/17/2014 00:00:00 10/17/2014 00:00:00 nulldate 2014101700 090126248ce78402 N 090126248ce78402 /south_sudan/docs/17102014_eu_local_statement_south_sudan_legislation_en.pdf 226554 pdf Y /south_sudan/docs/17102014_eu_local_statement_south_sudan_legislation_en.pdf 1 /south_sudan/docs/17102014_eu_local_statement_south_sudan_legislation_en.pdf /south_sudan/docs/17102014_eu_local_statement_south_sudan_legislation_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
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  • 25/09/2014
    South Sudan: EU increases humanitarian assistance by €20 million

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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.