EU-ACP Cotonou successor faces one year delay

By |maj 17th, 2019|African Union, Carlos Lopes, Development Policy, EU-ACP, European Commission, News, Post-Cotonou|

A joint ministerial council next week had been earmarked as the moment for formally concluding the successor to the Cotonou Agreement, which expires in January. But there are now doubts that it will be finalised before the end of the year.

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Human rights must not be forgotten from EU-African dialogue

By |april 3rd, 2019|African Union, EU-Africa relations, human rights, News|

The new African Union-European Union ministerial meetings are a valuable new innovation. They should not ignore human rights work, writes Carlo Perrotta.

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Cotonou successor: EU-Africa relations at the crossroads

By |februar 8th, 2019|ACFTA, Africa, African Union, EU-Africa relations, EU-Africa trade, News|

Negotiators are hoping to break the back on talks for the successor to the Cotonou Agreement, which expires in May 2020, between the EU and 79 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Cotonou successor: EU-Africa relations at the crossroads

EU says ‘doubts remain’ over DR Congo election result

By |januar 21st, 2019|African Union, Catholic church, Democratic Republic of Congo, elections, News|

The EU said Sunday (20 January)  that "doubts remain" over the result of the DR Congo's disputed election, after the country's highest court declared Felix Tshisekedi president, outraging opponents.

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Who will speak for Africa with Brussels?

By |december 21st, 2018|ACP countries, African Union, Carlos Lopes, Cotonou agreement, EU-ACP, European External Investment Plan (EIP), Jean-Claude Juncker, News, Paul Kagame, Post-Cotonou|

The African Union has ambitious plans to reconfigure its continent’s relations with the European Union. In 2018, led by Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and the Chadian chair of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, the Addis Ababa-based AU moved...

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EU lowers its ambitions on African migration control

By |november 2nd, 2018|African Union, EU-Africa relations, European Commission, illegal migration, News, North Africa|

The EU has quietly lowered its ambitions on migration-control deals with North Africa.

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Migration control still trumps African ‘partnership of equals’

By |oktober 19th, 2018|Africa, African Union, European External Investment Plan (EIP), migration crisis, News, North Africa|

Less than a month after Jean-Claude Juncker’s State of the Union talked of the need for a ‘partnership of equals’ between Africa and the European Union, migration control was once again the main prism through which the EU views Africa...

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EU’s finance for African security missions has ‘poor effect’, say auditors

By |september 19th, 2018|African Union, AMISOM, common foreign and security policy, EU-Africa-strategy, News|

The EU’s financial support for African peace and security policies “has had a poor effect and needs refocusing,” the European Court of Auditors said in a report published on Tuesday (18 September).

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Juncker offers EU-Africa trade deal in new ‘partnership of equals’

By |september 12th, 2018|African Union, Aid for trade, Carlos Lopes, EU-Africa trade, European External Investment Plan, Jean-Claude Juncker, News|

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker held out the promise of an EU-Africa trade pact on Wednesday as part of a ‘partnership of equals’ between the two continents, signalling Europe's stronger involvement in Africa, where Chinese influence is rapidly spreading.

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Africa prepares to drive a hard trade bargain with EU

By |september 3rd, 2018|African Union, Economic Partnership Agreement, EU-Africa summit, EU-Africa trade, News, Post-Cotonou|

Increasing trade between the EU and the ACP (African-Caribbean-Pacific), particularly African countries, lay at the heart of the ambition of the Cotonou Agreement. That was supposed to be embodied by regional Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA) with ...

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