EU cooperation with the Syrian government has been suspended since 2011, when the violent repression of peaceful protests marked the beginning of the ongoing military conflict. The EU however remains committed to delivering assistance to the Syrian population affected by the conflict, notably refugees and internally displaced persons, with a focus on the needs of children, students, human rights defenders and the civil society. This country page presents information on DG ECFIN’s activities on the Syrian economy.
DG ECFIN conducts regular analysis on macroeconomic and financial developments in Syria.
The EU-Syria Association Agreement was initialled in 2004 but was never signed. There have been no economic dialogues to date.
The links below provide additional information on EU-Syria relations: