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For the Foreign Power in Tropico 5, see EU (Tropico 5).

Lord Chuffney, the EU representative.

The EU (European Union) is a minor foreign power in Tropico 4, one of the five foreign powers in the Modern times Era in Tropico 5, and one of the five Modern Times superpowers in Tropico 6.

Just as the US and USSR are heavily tied to the Capitalists and Communists respectively, the EU is the bastion of Intellectuals and Environmentalists. Though the region can come across as condescending, the EU is the main giver of aid money when a disaster befalls the island.

While the island can get immigrants from both the US and USSR in Tropico 3, immigrants in Tropico 4 normally only originate from South America, other Caribbean countries, or countries within the EU. It's possible to get immigrants from China too, but only by special request.

Because the EU doesn't sell anything, it can't place Tropico under embargo. Instead, having bad relations with the region will reverse the effects of having good relations (i.e. hiring foreign experts costs more and the island gets less money after disasters).


  • Bananas
  • Fine Jewelry
  • Furniture
  • Jewelry
  • Logs
  • Lumber
  • Papaya
  • Pineapple





Rewards for Good Relations

  • +20% increase in Extra disaster aid money (relationship over 60)
  • Reduced costs for Foreign experts costing 50% less. (relationship over 80)

Penalties for Bad relations

  • 20% decrease in disaster aid money (relationship under 40)
  • Increased costs for Foreign experts costing 50% more. (relationship under 20)


  • It's interesting to note that the European Union wasn't officially formed until 1993, well after the starting date of Tropico 4 games. Before this year, the European Coal and Steel Community and the European Economic Community were in power.
Tropico 4 Foreign Powers
Superpowers USUSSR
Minor Powers ChinaEUMiddle East