The last continent to face up COVID-19, Africa ‘needs to wake up’

By |marec 20th, 2020|Africa, COVID-19, EU-Africa trade, News, WHO|

As Europe and North American countries go into self-imposed economic and social lockdown to curb the coronavirus pandemic, Africa remains the continent least affected by the virus. Still, a raft of African governments were quick to impose travel bans o...

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EU unveils ‘partnership plans’ for new Africa strategy

By |marec 9th, 2020|ACP, EU-Africa relations, EU-Africa trade, EU-Africa-strategy, News|

Partnerships on ten policy areas are at the heart of the EU’s plan “Towards a comprehensive strategy with Africa,” launched on Monday (9 March). The paper will start a seven-month negotiating process with EU and African leaders, with a view to agreeing a partnership agenda at an EU African Union summit in October.

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Post-Cotonou delays complicate EU’s new African vision

By |marec 6th, 2020|Africa, African Union, EU-Africa relations, EU-Africa trade, Jutta Urpilainen, News|

The European Commission will next week publish its EU-Africa ‘strategy’, which the bloc hopes will form the basis of a new ‘partnership’ with the African continent. EU Foreign Affairs chief Josep Borrell will launch the blueprint on Monday (9 March), kick-starting seven months of negotiation between ministers and leaders from the two continents. 

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‘Partnerships’ to be at heart of EU-Africa strategy, leaked paper reveals

By |februar 24th, 2020|EU-Africa relations, EU-Africa trade, EU-Africa-strategy, News|

The EU will seek to put a series of policy-themed ‘partnerships’ at the heart of its EU-Africa strategy which will be formally launched in early March, according to a leaked draft obtained by EURACTIV.

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Rhetoric without detail marks the UK’s scramble for Africa

By |januar 24th, 2020|EU-Africa trade, News, post-Brexit trade|

The long-awaited UK-Africa investment summit, staged just days before London formally leaves the EU on 31 January, left little to be remembered by. In keeping with Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s style, the two-day event was long on optimistic rhetoric but decidedly thin on details

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Africa relations are ‘not equal’, leaders warn EU

By |december 3rd, 2019|EU-Africa relations, EU-Africa trade, News, Von der Leyen Commission|

As the field of competitors for investing in Africa becomes more crowded, the EU will have to quickly improve its offer. The challenge for Ursula von der Leyen's new European Commission will be to turn the so-called ‘partnership of equals’ promised by her predecessor into something concrete.

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African migration is a ‘generational’ issue, say UN officials

By |november 26th, 2019|EU migration pact, EU migration policy, EU-Africa relations, EU-Africa trade, News|

The raw numbers of migrants may have fallen, but the migration of many African youth to Europe is set to continue. That is the message from top officials in the UN Development Programme.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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