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Third countries and international relations

The responsible lead editor for this section is Thomas Bournaris

Quotation: Bournaris, T. 2013: Introduction to the economic Impact Area Third Countries and International Relations. Available at: http://beta.liaise-toolbox.eu/node/1185.

Description

The European Union affirms its identity internationally through the implementation of a foreign and security policy and through bilateral and multilateral co-operation. It confirms its solidarity with other countries and regions of the world through its development policy and by providing large-scale humanitarian assistance.
First goods and services exporter in the world, the European Union also contributes to a harmonious development of world trade through the progressive abolition of barriers to international exchanges.
Economic impacts in this area are related chiefly to trade and to foreign and development policy, and should be understood both as impacts internal to the European environment and as impacts affecting the external partners of such policies.

This impact area is further specified by the taxonomy terms: EU International Trade Policy, EU Foreign and Development Policy, EU Bilateral Trade Policies, Developing Countries, Impacts on Business or Social Groups in Third Countries, International Standards, Adjustment Costs in Developing Countries, Goods Traded with Developing Countries.

Relevant policies

The EU Trade Policy
The European Consensus on Development

Legal Basis for the Commission to Act

The foundations of development cooperation are laid down in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (Title III).

Web Resources

European Commission: External action
European Commission: EuropeAid Development and Cooperation
World Trade Organization
United Nations Development Programme

Contact

Please link to relevant Directorate General Contact Details.

Related Terms

EU International Trade Policy

EU Foreign and Development Policy

EU Bilateral Trade Policies

Developing Countries

Impacts on Business or Social Groups in Third Countries

International Standards

Adjustment Costs in Developing Countires

Goods Traded with Developing Countries

Publications and applications

Titelsort descending Type of practice Updated date
Euro-Med Facility Impact Assessment 2014-02-12 19:30
Euro-Med Work Programme Impact Assessment 2014-02-12 19:31
European Research for Impact Assessment Tools Publication 2014-04-17 14:41
IA Report: Access of third-country goods and services to the Union's internal market in public procurement and procedures supporting negotiations on access of Union goods and services to the public procurement markets of third countries (2012) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-26 17:08
IA Report: Communication - An EU Strategy on adaptation to climate change (2013) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-23 19:10
IA Report: Communication - Energy Roadmap 2050 (2011) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-27 12:11
IA Report: Communication demonstrating Carbon Capture and Geological Storage (CCS) in emerging developing countries: financing the EU-China Near Zero Emissions Coal Plant project Application of a Model or Method 2013-09-03 12:25
IA Report: Communication on Winning the Battle against Global Climate Change Application of a Model or Method 2013-09-05 11:40
IA Report: Criminal sanctions for insider dealing and market manipulation (2011) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-29 16:51
IA Report: Establishing an Entry/Exit System (EES) to register entry and exit data of third country nationals crossing the external borders of the Member States (2013) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-24 13:37
IA Report: Establishing specific conditions to fishing for deep-sea stocks in the North-East Atlantic and provisions for fishing in international waters of the North-East Atlantic (2012) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-26 17:26
IA Report: Insider dealing and market manipulation / Market abuse (2011) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-29 16:46
IA Report: Internal market for electricity and gas Application of a Model or Method 2013-09-03 21:53
IA Report: Laying down rules for the monitoring of trade between the Community and third countries in drug precursors (2012) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-26 17:50
IA Report: Markets in financial instruments (2011) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-29 17:08
IA Report: On the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering and terrorist financing (2013) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-24 15:50
IA Report: Opening of negotiations on a free trade agreement between the European Union and Japan (2012) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-26 17:56
IA Report: Package of Implementation measures for the EU's objectives on climate change and renewable energy for 2020 Application of a Model or Method 2013-09-03 19:42
IA Report: Proposal for a Regulation establishing a framework on market access to port services and financial transparency of ports (2013) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-24 20:02
IA Report: Proposal for a Regulation on prudential requirements for credit institutions and investement firms (2011) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-29 22:50
Impact Assessment of Land Use Policies Publication 2014-04-09 21:11
Rare Earths Futures Project 2013-12-20 15:43
The impact of the EU sugar trade reform on poor households in developing countries: A general equilibrium analysis Publication 2013-03-26 16:57
The Policy-Relevancy of Impact Assessment Tools: Evaluating Nine Years of European Research Funding Publication 2014-07-09 16:32

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