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Vol 59 No 21

Published 26th October 2018


Who speaks for Africa?

African nations are losing out by allowing the EU to set the agenda in talks on a successor treaty to the Cotonou Agreement

Negotiations over a new Cotonou Agreement faced a slow, arduous start owing to divisions on both sides of the bargaining table. The European Union has had to accommodate tough conditions on migration from countries like Hungary and Poland, while African countries – part of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) community – have been torn between using the ACP as its champion and the African Union. The treaty governs all relations between the ACP and the EU on trade, aid and diplomacy and is intended to last for many years. The current treaty expires in 2020.

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