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Replaying the aid game

Transforming Europe means changing its post-colonial trade relations too

With ten new members coming aboard in May, a new constitution the subject of fierce debate and the European Parliament facing elections in May 2004, the European Union is in a stat...


Money, perhaps

The European Commission proposes to spend 250 million euros to back peacekeeping operations in Africa and European Union ministers will soon decide whether to go ahead. This was fo...


A can of subsidised worms

Europe is offering reforms to its restrictive farm policies, but Africans fear footing the bill

Reforms to the European Union's controversial Common Agricultural Policy adopted in Luxembourg on 26 June have met a mixed reception in Africa. While subsidising European farmers i...


Who loses?

While some developing countries, such as competitive wheat and beef exporters like Argentina, would like the Common Agricultural Policy reform to be intensified, many African agric...


Brussels dawn

It was dawn in Brussels on 9 December when ministers from the European Union and the African, Caribbean, Pacific (ACP) nations wearily ended their negotiations. They had failed to ...


Trading standards

Negotiations for the Lomé Convention’s successor opened in Brussels on 30 September. The deafening lack of publicity reflected the climate of doom: many see this as the end of the ...


The euro cometh

No one knows exactly how hard the new European currency will hit the Franc Zone

Is France finally decolonising its African partners? Or is Paris still trying to have it both ways? These questions dominated the Third Convention Euro-Africaine in Bordeaux, Franc...


Barometric

President Laurent Kabila's government has narrowly escaped condemnation by the ACP- EU Joint Assembly, which met in Mauritius on 21-24 April. Africa-Caribbean-Pacific/ European Uni...


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