Foreign relations

Foreign policy co-operation between member states dates from the establishment of the Community in 1957, when member states negotiated as a bloc in international trade negotiations under the EU's common commercial policy. Steps for a more wide-ranging co-ordination in foreign relations began in 1970 with the establishment of European Political Cooperation which created an informal … Leggi tutto Foreign relations


Safe, sustainable and connected transport EU transport policy helps keep the European economy moving by developing a modern infrastructure network that makes journeys quicker and safer, while promoting sustainable and digital solutions. Transport is a cornerstone of European integration and is vital for fulfilling the free movement of individuals, services and goods. Transport is also … Leggi tutto Transport


Towards open and fair world-wide trade The European Union is one of the most outward-oriented economies in the world. It is also the world’s largest single market area. Free trade among its members was one of the EU's founding principles, and it is committed to opening up world trade as well. From 1999 to 2010, … Leggi tutto Trade

Regional policy

Regional investment and solidarity The EU invests locally through its regional policy. Addressed to all EU regions and cities, it contains measures to boost economic growth and jobs and improve quality of life through strategic investment. Thanks to this active form of EU solidarity, people in less developed regions can seize the opportunities raised by … Leggi tutto Regional policy

Justice and Fundamental Rights

Protection, rights and justice for EU citizens EU citizens enjoy many freedoms and protections, including personal, civil, political, economic and social rights, personal data protection, anti-discrimination laws, and borderless travel through most EU countries. By houstondwiPhotos mp ( Every EU citizen enjoys the same fundamental rights based on the values of equality, non-discrimination, inclusion, human … Leggi tutto Justice and Fundamental Rights