As a global economic power the EU plays a constructive role in shaping the international community’s response to the most pressing economic challenges.
Information on the EU's international relations and participation with numerous international organisations.
Activities and partners of the European Commission in macroeconomic analysis of non-EU countries
The EU is the largest donor of development aid in the world as well as the biggest contributor of climate finance. It takes various political actions to reduce poverty and offers grants to developing countries.
Macro-financial assistance is a form of financial aid extended by the EU to partner countries experiencing a balance of payments crisis.
Technological progress, lower transport costs and policy liberalisation in the European Union and elsewhere have led to increasing trade and financial flows between countries. This has important implications for the functioning of the EU economy.