Ghana will be the first country in Africa and second worldwide to provide the EU with export licences that verify the legality of their timber products. Meeting in Brussels, the implementation body of the Ghana-EU Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade.
According to the latest Eurobarometer survey on international partnerships, EU citizens identify “peace and security” as the most pressing challenge facing partner countries. When asked to pick up to three options from a list, 40% chose “peace and security”.
The European Union and the Organisation of African, Caribbean, and Pacific States welcome today’s signature of the BBNJ agreement (biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction), also known as “Treaty of the High Seas”.
In her State of the Union address on 13 September 2023, European Commission President von der Leyen will outline the main priorities and flagship initiatives for the year to come, building on the European Union's successes and achievements of the past years.
The EU stands united in its solidarity with Ukraine and will continue to support Ukraine and its people together with its international partners, including through additional political, financial and humanitarian support.
Our work for and with youth is guided by the Youth Action Plan (YAP) for 2022-2027, the first ever policy framework for a strategic partnership with young people around the world.