Palau joined the African Caribbean Pacific group in 2000, since when it has received €6 million in financial assistance from the European Development Fund (EDF).
The EU's political dialogue with Palau focuses on:
The EU and Palau are discussing how to collaborate more closely in multilateral fora on these and other issues.
Aid and cooperation
For the period 2014-2020, under the 11th EDF , an indicative amount of € 1.6 m with focus on the Energy Efficiency / Renewable Energy sector is provided for in the National Indicative Programme signed on 2 September in Samoa [2 MB] .
EU is ready to assist Palau to become eligible for Budget Support.
For the period 200-2013, under the 10th EDF, the Country Strategy Paper for 2008–13 provides for a budget of €2.9m.
The main focus areas for EU assistance and cooperation are:
Palau has signed all European Conventions on Human Rights, and is receiving EU support to ratify and implement them.