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EU-ACP ties in question

A joint ministerial council on 23-24 May had been earmarked as the moment for formally concluding the successor to the Cotonou Agreement, governing the next 20 years of relations b...


Patchwork diplomacy

The EU wants to boost its influence in Africa but its diplomatic appointments are proving haphazard

Critics of the European Union's foreign service arm, the European External Action Service, are saying that its desire to move beyond the status of a mere giver of funds to that of ...


Fishing for favours

Encouraged by a powerful Moroccan lobbying effort, the European Parliament decided on 12 February to endorse the new EU-Morocco Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement in appar...


Fertilise this

Morocco is close to agreeing a new trade deal with the European Union, less than a year after the European Court of Justice ruled that its existing pact could not cover Western Sah...


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 cond...


Brussels bridles Beijing

The promise of an EU-Africa trade pact as part of a new 'partnership of equals' between the two continents was one of few surprises in Jean-Claude Juncker's last State of the Union...


Another trade muddle

The marriage between the EU and the continent’s 48 ACP members will rumble on amid talk of a grandiose free trade pact

Formal talks on the successor to the 2000 Cotonou Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the 79-nation African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) community – which in...


Another political fix

Increasingly anti-migrant European politicians and governments are exerting more pressure on the EU to come up with solutions

Germany's Finance Minister Olaf Scholz dismissed Europe's political crisis over migration policy as 'summer theatre'. That's what he called the manoeuvres of his conservative coali...


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