No reset on EU-Africa relations under von der Leyen

By |september 16th, 2019|EU-Africa relations, New European Commission, News, Post-Cotonou, Ursula von der Leyen|

Speculation that Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen could appoint a Commissioner specifically for Africa turned out to be much ado about almost nothing, if her team of Commission nominees unveiled last week is anything to go by.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za No reset on EU-Africa relations under von der Leyen

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.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU-ACP Cotonou successor faces one year delay

Crisis over, crisis continues

By |februar 18th, 2019|asylum applications, Dimitris Avramopoulos, EU migration, European Parliament elections 2019, News, Post-Cotonou, UN migration pact|

The migration crisis in Europe is over. According to the statistics, at least. The political crisis over how and whether to reform the bloc's immigration and asylum rules remains as deadlocked as ever.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Crisis over, crisis continues

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...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Who will speak for Africa with Brussels?

Sustainable agriculture must remain key priority in post-Cotonou negotiations 

By |november 30th, 2018|African agriculture, Cotonou agreement, News, Post-Cotonou|

Agriculture must be at the heart of the successor to the Cotonou Agreement between the EU and the ACP community, writes Michael Hailu  

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Sustainable agriculture must remain key priority in post-Cotonou negotiations 

Mimica: Decentralised cooperation will remain at heart of EU’s external action

By |oktober 9th, 2018|2030 Agenda, cohesion policy, Cotonou agreement, decentralised cooperation, EAcohesion, Neven Mimica, News, Post-Cotonou, SDGs|

With negotiations on the next EU long-term budget about to start, Commissioner Neven Mimica defended the European commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals and praised the role local authorities play in international cooperation in an interview w...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Mimica: Decentralised cooperation will remain at heart of EU’s external action

ACP-EU negotiations: Taking the road to prosperity together

By |oktober 3rd, 2018|Africa, Cotonou agreement, EU-ACP, News, Post-Cotonou, Robert Dussey|

Talks on a new agreement between the ACP and the EU will only bear fruit if both parties take the road to prosperity together, writes the ACP's chief negotiator, Robert Dussey, on the post-Cotonou talks.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za ACP-EU negotiations: Taking the road to prosperity together

Wanted: New forms of trade partnership with Africa

By |september 11th, 2018|Africa, Angela Merkel, Cotonou agreement, development cooperation, free trade agreements, Germany, News, Post-Cotonou, Special Report|

After several months of different European leaders beating a path to the African continent, Jean-Claude Juncker’s European Commission has got in on the act. But for the moment, Brussels is not offering anything new on either trade or investment.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Wanted: New forms of trade partnership with Africa

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

Impasse on migration clouds EU-Africa relations

By |avgust 31st, 2018|African Union, Carlos Lopes, Cotonou agreement, EU trust fund for Africa, Jean-Claude Juncker, Migration, Moussa Faki, News, Post-Cotonou|

The issue of how to control migration from Africa may have exorcised European leaders in recent years, but it could also derail the EU's main political agreement with the continent.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Impasse on migration clouds EU-Africa relations