Green light to 8 new initiatives to strengthen the EU’s external action

Today the European Commission has approved eight new projects totalling more than €32 million under the Partnership Instrument (PI) to boost cooperation with partner countries in priority areas. These actions will support the European Union’s strategic objectives in external relations through enhancing partnerships with third countries worldwide. The latest package of actions cover a range of policy areas, including the external dimension of the EU’s digital single market strategy, the greening of economies and sustainable environmental practices, from China, to the Arctic and the Gulf countries; fighting illegal wildlife trafficking; civil aviation; and reinforcing policy dialogues with key partner countries.