Set up in December 2002, the EU Delegation to Singapore formally opened on June 30, 2004. Since then, the EU’s diplomatic representation has worked to promote closer ties between the EU and Singapore. The wide-ranging relationship has strengthened over the years. In close coordination with the diplomatic missions of the EU Member States, the Delegation ensures consistency and effectiveness of the EU’s external action in Singapore.
With 27 countries, more than 450 million people and the largest GDP in the world, the EU is of increasing importance to Singapore as well as ASEAN, especially since the entry into force of the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA) on 21st November 2019.
The Delegation covers a range of issues such as trade, foreign policy, climate change, environment, transport, industrial policy, research, science and technology. On the public diplomacy front, the Delegation has presented the flagship higher education fair ‘Study In Europe’ for 15 years in a row. In these exceptional times, on the cultural front EU in Singapore together with the support of participating countries presented the landmark 30th edition of the European Film Festival (EUFF) at independent cinema space The Projector. This festival affirms our commitment to the arts in Singapore.