The EU’s achievements in the wider world

The EU is arguably the most significant supporter of democracy, the rule of law, justice, security sector reform, good governance, gender equality and support for vulnerable groups worldwide. Political prisoners and human rights defenders across the world have been released or their cases revised due to EU action including in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh.[1] Continue reading

International Development and Aid

The EU is the largest donor of development aid in the world.[1] The EU's global reach is greater than that of any of the member states acting individually. By working through the EU, it gives us a real chance to tackle global development challenges. Continue reading

The European External Action Service

The EU’s reach across the world is unparalleled. 139 EU delegations work in close cooperation with diplomatic services (embassies, consulates) of the EU member states and third countries.[1] Continue reading