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Seeking special status

The Von der Leyen trip to Addis is intended to signal the opening of a new chapter in EU relations with Africa

The consensus in Brussels is that Ursula von der Leyen's European Commission is likely to prioritise EU-Africa relations far more than her predecessors. On 6 December, the new Comm...


New names, same games

The new European Commission fails to match the hype about a relaunch of EU-Africa relations

Jean-Claude Juncker waited until his final State of the Union speech in September 2018 to show any interest in EU-Africa relations, surprising many with the offer of a 'partnership...


Lobbying pays off for Bourita

Rabat’s charm offensive on Brussels has been bearing fruit, as the EU offers deals during the Foreign Minister’s red-carpet visit

Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita had plenty of reasons to be cheerful after getting the red-carpet treatment from the European Union during his late-June visit. Morocco's foreign mi...


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...


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