EU-AUSTRALIA: COUNCIL ADOPTS DECISION FOR THE CONCLUSION OF A FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT
The Council adopted today a decision on the conclusion of the framework agreement between the European Union and its member states, and Australia. This decision clears the path, on the EU side, for the entry into force of the agreement by late October 2022. This ambitious agreement contributes significantly to the improvement of the partnership between the EU and Australia, a partnership which is based on joint values and principles. It will guide future engagement between the two parties and enable them to tackle challenges in foreign and security policy, sustainable development, climate change, and economic and trade matters. Furthermore, it will encourage closer links between leaders across government, business, and civil society.