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PDF version [ KB ]. Key areas of common interest. The Treaty of Lisbon and Australia. A strengthened role for the European Parliament, including on human rights.

Australia’s evolving relationship with the European Union: an update

Recent visits from the EU to Australia. Secretary-General of the European Parliament. President of the European Commission. Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science. Chairman of the EU Military Committee.

Commissioner for Climate Action. Joe Kelly from The Australian wrote:. Once ratified by both Parliaments, the treaty will represent the most comprehensive agreement between Australia and the EU. A formal dialogue between Canberra and Brussels was initiated in The Government’s appointment of Sir Edwin McCarthy was prompted by the circumstance that this country has a very great interest in what happens in this organization in Europe.

The rationale for establishing an official diplomatic mission in Brussels was to improve trade links between Australia and six common market countries France, Italy, Federal Republic of Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

It served as a preparation for the entry of the United Kingdom UK. We believe that the entry of Great Britain into the European Economic Community would have far-reaching political implications. As we see it at present, filetyps believe that it would mean a substantial departure from, or even an abandonment of, the traditional British policy of the balance of power Disagreements between Australia and the European Community over market tariffs and agricultural subsidies escalated to become a serious international issue.

A trade dispute over agricultural subsidies between Australia on the one hand, and the European Community, United States of America USA and Japan individually on the other treatt led to the creation of the Cairns Group chaired by Australia.

The Cairns Group, which was established incalled for the total elimination of government subsidies for agriculture. InAustralian Foreign Ttreat Alexander Downer met with French officials to voice Australia’s concerns about the inclusion of great human rights clause in an economic treaty with the EU. The Australian Government deemed it unnecessary to have such links in a treaty with other developed, democratic states.

I have to say that the existence of operative human rights and non-fulfilment provisions as proposed by the Community remains in our view inappropriate in an agreement on trade and co-operation … between Australia and the European Community.

The need for the government to accept that: The fact that Australia is not prepared to sign a treaty—whether it be about trade, human rights, hot air balloons landing in Australia, defence, economics or anything at all—with human rights clauses in it is absolutely extraordinary. The people whom I have spoken to in Europe about this—indeed anyone I have spoken to around the world, including Filetypee find it absolutely extraordinary.

Australia and the EU are working together in the World Trade Organization, and in the G20, to support a liberal, rules-based order. We have a common understanding of the importance of tackling climate change. We each recognise the damage being done to our oceans. Both Europe and Australia understand the critical importance of building cross-cultural understanding.

Liabon are working together through the Asia-Europe Meeting to deepen understanding between our two regions. We co-operate on aid delivery. And we remain vital partners on global security. Australia is working alongside the EU and its member states in Lisbin.

On some international issues, however, Australia and the EU do not see eye-to-eye at the present moment. All airlines using EU airports must comply with the regulations, lisboj face penalties, including bans.

Since the Australia-EU relationship has been guided by a partnership framework, but there have been changes to the Lisbon treaty which have created a new institutional structure within the EU. This has very much impacted on Australia’s relationship with the EU and on how we intend to interact with the EU in future.


Australia, therefore, has had to adjust its diplomatic strategies in responding to post-Lisbon changes in the EU. The European Union today:. Compiled by the author from the European Commission website. The Treaty of Lisbon, which came into force on 1 December upon ratification by all member states, delivered significant changes to the institutional functioning and international representation of the EU.

It introduced provisions for stricter punitive measures against EU members which are found to breach EU law. The EEAS was officially launched on 1 December after many months of inter-institutional bargaining.

The European Parliament secured the right to be consulted on common foreign and defence policy, as well as to hold in-depth hearings with new heads of delegation and Special Representatives.

Germany in particular has been promoting a proposal for the EU to create a pan-European army, introduce a majority voting system to bypass a veto by any member state and a single EU defence market. It has been suggested that several contentious proposals such as introducing a single European visa or pan-EU defence army to protect common borders may drive the UK Conservative leadership further away from Brussels.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the European Single Market, and there are currently proposals for further reform, namely the Single Market Act II. The European Parliament can approve or reject the whole agreement but cannot propose amendments. The EU adopted a strategic approach towards integrating human rights links into trade agreements with non-member states. The Commission recently opened discussions amongst members on a free trade agreement with Japan, and an investment treaty between the EU and China is under consideration.

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The Commission further proposed that:. Prime Minister Gillard said on 4 October The treaty would be…something that goes across the breadth of our relationship that has some priorities for further work. We have discussed today, and obviously all of this needs to be the subject of consolation and further discussion, but we have discussed today the possibility of further cooperation in research and development and innovation.

The Australian Government and the EU have undertaken four rounds of official treaty-level negotiations as at 1 August David Uren from The Australian observed:.

Although the Department of Foreign Affairs expects the treaty to be fairly general, it is likely to commit both sides to arbitration of disputes and facilitating investments. The services sector is an area where Europe is expecting the agreement will formalise greater co-operation and, possibly, access.

On economic issues in general, the Australian Government participates in a filwtype dialogue with the EU.

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The EU represented a Environmental concerns for the South Pacific are shared by both partners, including the need to strengthen regional fisheries policy as well as address other challenges in the areas of human rights, poverty, public health and the employment sector. The Australian Financial Review recently observed:.

One of Europe’s largest and most successful banks [Spanish giant Banco Santander] has scaled down its Australian operations, potentially cutting billions of dollars in credit for local resources and infrastructure projects. In Australia, much of the pullback by European-owned banks has been in commercial property lending, where their aggregate exposures have declined by about 60 per cent since the peak inaccording to Reserve Bank of Australia figures.

Over the past 18 months, the highest-ranking EU officials have visited Australia at an unprecedented scale during the treaty negotiations. These visits reinforced the support of both sides for shared goals, values and objectives in the fields of common action, which are detailed in the revised Partnership Framework agreement. Commissioner de Gucht added: With respect to agriculture, the tensions between Europe and Australia have considerably come down simply because, by European Union will have no export subsidies anymore for agriculture products.

We still have direct income support, but that could also become irrelevant in the future as commodity prices and agriculture prices, world prices, are rising. Looking into the future, Professors Philomena Murray and Bruna Zolin said that Australia and the EU might compete for new markets for their agricultural products in the Asia Pacific region.

Australia was the first country to enter into an agreement with the EU on delegated aid delivery. Mr Welle presented a guest lecture at the Commonwealth Parliament on 25 May on the emerging role of the European Parliament within the EU since the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon in December Mr Barroso’s message was Australia’s new and growing importance to Europe, given the Gillard government’s carbon policy.


It is certainly true that the world is experiencing a great rebalancing of power, mostly centred on Asia. It is also true that Australia is ahead of the global pace in embracing this shift. On this occasion, Australia and the EU launched formal discussions about closer cooperation on crisis management.

In OctoberNew Zealand and the EU signed a crisis response agreement, which came after a legal Framework Agreement was signed on 18 April allowing New Zealand personnel to participate in EU crisis management operations. She met with Senator Chris Evans Minister for Science and Research to discuss current projects and future prospects for increasing cooperation on research and innovation. She also met with Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb, and exchanged views on issues such as increasing public trust in research and innovation, and encouraging more cooperation between Australia and the EU to address global societal challenges.

In her key note address at a Sydney conference, Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn emphasised major areas of ongoing collaboration between Australia and the EU, which include:. InAustralia became the first country to sign a science and technology cooperation agreement with the European Community.

The bilateral discussions covered closer collaboration between Australia and the EU in responding to global security challenges, such as the proliferation treag WMD, tgeat well as other threats which are of concern to Australia and the EU, including piracy. Commissioner Connie Hedegaard visited Australia in September to advance discussions on climate change.

Experts from other sectors of treeat EU also visited Australia over the past 18 months, delivering lectures, speaking with Australian Government officials and research institutes. The Joint Statement on Education and Training, which was issued following the meeting, specifically highlighted joint commitments to:.

Once concluded and ratified by both Parliaments, the treaty between the EU and Australia would open up a new chapter in their political, trade and diplomatic relationship. Both sides have committed to being major donors in the Asia Pacific region, which offers opportunities for deeper integration and collaboration.

It also remains to be seen how a requirement under the Treaty of Lisbon for the EU to lsibon a human rights clause in all trade and investment agreements with non-member states will be dealt with in treaty-level negotiations between Australia and the EU.

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Baroness Ashton said in July teat Australia, once again, needs to resort to creative solutions and middle power diplomacy in order to protect its national interests and ensure maximum benefits for Filetyle, like Australian diplomats did in the s when the UK joined the European Community, as well as to reach a mutually satisfactory agreement on the treaty that will pass without major hurdles through both legislatures. The treaty negotiations offer potential for a closer alignment of positions between Australia and the EU, including in international forums, and particularly on development, security and human rights issues in the Asia Pacific region.

The upcoming Asia-Europe Meeting, which Prime Minister Gillard is due to attend on 4—9 November in Laos, will provide tiletype opportunity lisvon further discussions on this front, as well as on the treaty currently under negotiation. This attitude will be especially necessary if Australia and the EU embark on negotiating closer economic relations or a FTA in the future. Agreement between Australia and the European Union amending the Agreement on mutual recognition in relation to conformity assessment, certificates and markings between Australia and the European Community.

Agreement between the Government of Australia and the European Atomic Energy Community Euratom for co-operation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Advancing Australia s relations with the European Union in the new security environmentResearch paper, —10, no. G Combet Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency; Minister for Industry and InnovationAustralia and European Commission agree filetyppe pathway towards fully linking emissions trading systemsmedia release, 28 Augustviewed 30 Augusthttp: