EU Foreign Policy

The European Union's external policies - overseen by the European External Action Service (EEAS) - have four key aims: to support stability, promote human rights and democracy, spread prosperity and to support the enforcement of the rule of law and good governance. The instruments available to the EU's foreign policy range from bilateral agreements to guidelines and legislation.

The EU has bilateral relations with countries in all regions and continents of the world. A network of 139 EU Delegations represents the European Union vis-à-vis the authorities and the population of the respective host countries.