14.03.2024 · The Government

A new chapter in Faroese - EU relations

A new chapter in Faroese - EU relations

Prime Minister Aksel V. Johannesen and Commission President Ursula von der Leyen have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), marking a milestone in Faroe Islands-EU relations. The document aims to establish a framework for the partnership, focusing on areas such as green transition, energy, climate change, digitalization and the Arctic, in addition to existing areas of cooperation on trade, fisheries and research.

Read the MoU here.

Picture: Bjarni Árting Rubeksen

Mutual benefits and closer collaboration

With the MoU signed, the  focus will be on the implementation of the agreement. This marks the beginning of a new chapter in Faroe Islands-EU relations, promising closer cooperation for the benefit of both the Faroe Islands and the EU.

“The effort to enhance relations between the Faroe Islands and the EU has been ongoing for several years but today is the start of a new era in our collaboration. The changing global context makes it increasingly important to align closely with likeminded partners. The MoU will serve as a foundation for enhancing our cooperation with the EU.”
PM Johannesen

First visit in the Faroe Islands

The MoU signing took place in the Prime Minister’s Office in Tórshavn, during what was the first ever visit to the Faroe Islands by a  European Commission President.