The core mission of the EU Delegation to the UK is to build and strengthen the new EU-UK relationship post-Brexit. The United Kingdom is an important strategic and economic partner for the EU, with significant people-to-people links and shared values.  It is the EU's third-largest trading partner after the US and China and has a population of almost 5 million EU citizens who live, work and study across the country. 

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    Europe House London 

Our core function

The Delegation plays an important and active role in monitoring the implementation of the two agreements which underpin the new EU-UK relationship: the Withdrawal Agreement with the United Kingdom - in particular its provisions on EU citizens’ rights and the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland; and the EU-UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement.  

The EU Delegation promotes the EU's interests, values and policies in the United Kingdom.  It advances EU relations at all levels and informs the EU institutions about relevant political, legislative and economic developments in the UK. 

The EU Delegation also fosters close cooperation and coordination with the EU27 Diplomatic Missions in London on all aspects of the EU's relations with the United Kingdom. 

Delegation Structure

The Delegation works under the leadership of Ambassador Vale de Almeida, supported by Nicole Mannion, Deputy Head of Delegation. The Delegation is composed of five sections:  Political, EU policies I and II, Press and Public Diplomacy and Administration.  

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    Ambassador Vale de Almeida with the Delegation team after presenting his credentials to the Queen, October 2021.

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