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Highlights of PH-EU Relations
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12 May 1964

Official establishment of diplomatic ties between the Philippines and the European Community

Ambassador Vicente I. Singian headed the first PH Mission to the European Community

1972

The European Economic Community (EEC), the precursor to the EU, established informal relations with ASEAN through the Special Coordinating Committee of ASEAN (SCCAN)

7 March 1980

Signing of the Cooperation Agreement between the member countries of the ASEAN and the European Community.  This strengthened PH relations with EU

8 November 1984

Signing of PH-EC Framework Agreement which provided the basis for EC-assisted development projects in PH

28 June 1986

Signing of the Agreement between the European Economic Community and the Republic of the Philippines on Trade and Textile Products

14 July 1989

Visit of President Corazon C. Aquino to Brussels

May 1991

Opening of the European Commission Delegation Office to the Philippines

15 September 1994

Signing of the Framework Agreement for Financial Cooperation between the Republic of the Philippines and the European Investment Bank (EIB)

15-16 September 1994

Visit of President Fidel V. Ramos to Brussels

President Ramos met with the EC’s Jacques Delors and witnessed the signing of the PH-EC projects

23-26 March 1995

Visit of H.E. Manuel Marin, Vice-President of the European Commission to the Philippines

9-10 December 1997

1st PH-EC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM), Manila

22-23 November 1999

2nd PH-EC SOM, Brussels

21-22 November 2002

3rd PH-EC SOM, Manila

16-17 February 2005

4th PH-EC SOM, Brussels

6 February 2006

Visit of EU Counter Terrorism Coordinator Gijs de Vries

15-16 May 2006

Visit of EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson

11-13 September 2006

Visit of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to Brussels

Meeting of President Arroyo with EC President Jose Manuel Barroso and European Parliament President Josep Bonell

12-13 February 2007

5th PH-EC SOM, Manila

The EC Delegation was headed by EC Director General for External Relations Eneko Landaburu

1 August 2007

Meeting of Secretary Romulo with EU Council Secretary General/high Representative for CFSP Dr. Javier Solana

18-23 November 2007

Visit of European Parliament Delegation for Relations with the Countries of Southeast Asia and ASEAN (DASE)

19-31 May 2008

Visit of European Union Identification Mission (EUIM) to prepare for the European Union Justice Assistance Mission (EUJAM)

4-5 December 2008

6th PH-EC SOM, Brussels

9-10 February 2009

1st Round of Negotiations on the PH-EU Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA), Manila

25-26 June 2009

PH-EU Seminar on Migration, Manila

6-7 October 2009

2nd Round of PCA Negotiations, Manila

8 October 2009

Signing of the EU-Philippines Justice Support Programme (EPJUST) formerly known as EU Justice Assistance Mission (EUJAM), Manila

3-4 December 2009

3rd Round of PCA Negotiations, Brussels

4-5 February 2010

4th Round of PCA Negotiations, Manila

19 & 22 March 2010

5th Round of PCA Negotiations, Brussels

4-5 May 2010

6th Round of PCA Negotiations, Brussels

2-3 June 2010

7th Round of PCA Negotiations, Brussels

25 June 2010

Initialing of PH-EU Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA), Belgium

3-5 November 2010

Visit of European Parliament Delegation for Relations with the Countries of Southeast Asia and ASEAN (DASE)

11 November 2010

Signing of MoU between PH and European Union on the Multi-Annual Indicative Programme 2011-2013, Manila

13 December 2011

7th PH-EU SOM, Manila

11 July 2012

Signing of the PH-EU PCA by SFA Albert del Rosario and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Asthon in Camodia

15-18 October 2012

Vice President Jejomar Binay is invited to speak at the European Development Days in Brussels

He also met with Home Affairs Commission Cecilia Malmstrom, Development Cooperation Andris Pielbags and Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas

28 October - 2 November 2012

Visit of PCA Rapporteur Madame Norica Nicolai

5-6 November 2012

President Benigno S. Aquino III met with Commission President Barroso and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy at the sidelines of ASEM9 in Vientiane, Laos

President Barroso expressed support for the Philippine position to resolve disputes in the West Philippine Sea during his Plenary speech.

11-15 February 2013

Visit of European Parliament Delegation for Relations with the Countries of Southeast Asia and ASEAN (DASE) to Manila, Cotabato City and Camp Darapanan in Maguindanao