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Vol 61 No 24

Published 3rd December 2020

An uncivil union

The EU and the AU are pressing ahead with plans for a 'strategic partnership' but the rhetoric masks serious disagreements

Closer agreement on development assistance and its goals between the European Union and Africa was one of the first foreign policy initiatives to come out of President Ursula von der Leyen's European Commission. But there is little progress because the EU and African Union cannot agree on what a 'strategic partnership' should look like, while neither side knows who really speaks on its behalf.

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