On 7 August, the Australia-EU Framework was signed in Manila by Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, and the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini. 

The document was negotiated over two years and is a legally binding agreement supporting cooperation between the EU-Australia across a broad range of issues, including counter terrorism, human rights, education and culture.

AIIA Director of Communications Annabel McGilvray spoke with Chairman of the European Australian Business Council about the implications for EU-Australia trade and progress towards an EU-Australia free trade agreement. 

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