Thomas Gnocchi, the representative Ambassador of the European Union in Hong Kong.

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    Official portrait of Ambassador Thomas Gnocchi, the Head of Office.

    Official portrait of Ambassador Thomas Gnocchi, the Head of Office.

    Copyright: Office of the EU Delegation to Hong Kong.

Message from the Ambassador

Welcome to the website of the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao! 

The EU Office advances the political and economic interests of the EU in the two Special Administrative Regions and engages with a wide range of governmental, business and civil society actors. The EU, as one trading bloc, has been the second largest trading partner in the two S.A.R.s after mainland China.  

The two cities are now home to around 100,000 citizens and 1,600 companies of the EU. 

Meanwhile, working with the Member States, we seek to promote understanding about the EU as well as the values we hold dear -- diversity, human rights and freedom of expression, to name a few -- through public diplomacy initiatives. 

Having rich people-to-people relations is the best way to build understanding and to work together to tackle rising global challenges, including climate change. I look forward to further deepening our friendship with the people of Hong Kong and Macao. 

I hope you will find this website a useful tool to understand the latest in the relationship between the EU and Hong Kong. I would also invite you to follow our Office on our Facebook page and Twitter account for more interactive information. Please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Thomas Gnocchi, Ambassador of the European Union to Hong Kong.