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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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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Bridging African agriculture’s financing gap

By |september 28th, 2018|Africa, African agriculture, development finance institutions, Ethiopia, European External Investment Plan (EIP), News|

The European Commission and African Union set up a joint rural Africa taskforce in May, after agricultural co-operation was one of the key topics as the EU-Africa summit in Abidjan in November 2017.

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China’s investment largesse may dwarf EU in Africa

By |september 4th, 2018|African Development Bank, China, EIB, EU trust fund for Africa, European External Investment Plan (EIP), News|

When it comes to increasing investment in the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries covered by the Cotonou Agreement, the EU talks a good game. But it is facing stiff competition from China, armed with more cash and fewer concerns about democracy an...

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EU unlocks €800 million for African investment vehicle

By |julij 11th, 2018|Africa, African Development Bank, blending finance, development, Eurodad, European External Investment Plan (EIP), Juncker investment plan, News|

The EU’s much vaunted private investment vehicle in Africa has moved a step closer to becoming reality after €800 million was unlocked to leverage multi-billion euro investments on the continent.

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Halt private investment vehicle, development leaders tell EU

By |maj 8th, 2018|development finance institutions, European Commission, European External Investment Plan (EIP), Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News|

A group of leading development NGOs have urged the European Commission to halt plans to expand its External Investment Plan (EIP), which seeks to leverage private investment in developing countries, according to a letter seen by EURACTIV.

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EU politicising development aid to build Fortress Europe

By |februar 7th, 2018|development, EU development aid, European External Investment Plan (EIP), Migration, News, unemployment|

EU investments should not be used to blackmail or externalise borders. Particularly if the EU really wants to tackle the root causes of forced migration, writes Xabier Benito Ziluaga.

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