Africa offers a test to von der Leyen’s ‘geopolitical Commission’

By |november 6th, 2019|EU-Africa relations, EU-Africa trade, News, Von der Leyen Commission|

The field competing for influence in Africa is becoming increasingly crowded. Under Ursula von der Leyen, who has billed her new European Commission as a ‘geopolitical Commission’, the EU will have to improve its offer to African leaders, and quickly.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Africa offers a test to von der Leyen’s ‘geopolitical Commission’

EU launches talks on new African trade pact

By |oktober 2nd, 2019|East Africa, Economic Partnership Agreement, EU-Africa relations, EU-Africa trade, Jutta Urpilainen, News|

The European Commission announced on Wednesday (2 October) the launch of negotiations with the five-nation Eastern and Southern African community on a new wide-ranging trade agreement.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU launches talks on new African trade pact

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

‘Europe has turned its back on Africa’, say leaders

By |oktober 10th, 2018|Ali Bongo, China, EU-Africa trade, Jean-Claude Juncker, News|

European paranoia about Chinese dominance on the African continent was one of the underlying themes at the Financial Times’ Africa summit this week.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za ‘Europe has turned its back on Africa’, say leaders

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.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Juncker offers EU-Africa trade deal in new ‘partnership of equals’

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 ...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Africa prepares to drive a hard trade bargain with EU