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Cities & regions 09-03-2020

EU unveils ‘partnership plans’ for new Africa strategy

Partnerships on ten policy areas are at the heart of the EU’s plan “Towards a comprehensive strategy with Africa,” launched on Monday (9 March). The paper will start a seven-month negotiating process with EU and African leaders, with a view to agreeing a partnership agenda at an EU African Union summit in October.
Development Policy 23-06-2017

EU fails to convince ACP countries to sanction Burundi

Despite two years of political crisis and a downward spiral of human rights and rule of law abuses in Burundi, Europe has failed to mobilise a wave of condemnation from other developing countries. EURACTIV France reports.
Development Policy 18-04-2017

MEPs in Ghana and Ivory Coast to monitor EPA implementation

MEPs from the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee are in West Africa this week, to monitor the implementation of Economic Partnership Agreements.
Development Policy 25-01-2017

Malmström put on spot by Nigeria on EU deals with ACP countries

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström came under fire from Nigeria on Tuesday (24 January) over the state of the bloc’s Economic Partnership Agreements with the developing world.
Development Policy 05-12-2016

Mogherini and Mimica welcome new government in Gambia

EU Commissioner for Development Neven Mimica and foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini have welcomed the change of government in Gambia, after elections last week saw the end of the 22-year rule of Yahya Jammeh.
Development Policy 10-06-2016

Brussels to end preferential trade access for uncooperative African countries

EXCLUSIVE / The EU plans to raise the pressure on six African countries to implement controversial free trade agreements by putting an end to their preferential access to the EU market. EURACTIV France reports.
Development Policy 17-11-2015

Development financing schemes a success, find EU auditors

A range of EU-financing schemes worth more than €5 billion to help Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific states have largely been a success, the Court of Auditors found Tuesday (17 November).
Development Policy 22-05-2015

ACP: Destroying boats is not a solution to migration

The Secretary-General of the ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific) group of states said yesterday (21 May) that his organisation was against the EU’s idea of destroying the boats of human traffickers, who make fortunes by luring prospective immigrants into risky journeys across the Mediterranean.
Development Policy 25-02-2014

Bundestag weighs Africa policy beyond military intervention

The Africa summit planned for Thursday (20 February) in the German Foreign Office was cancelled last week despite plans in Germany's grand coalition for a new strategy for Africa beyond military operations. The issue was also on the Bundestag's agenda ahead of the EU-Africa summit in April, EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 12-12-2013

EU-Africa trade partnership negotiations stalled

The upcoming deadline imposed by the European Commission to revise the EU's preferential trade agreements with former colonies in the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) region is raising concern among African countries.
Development Policy 13-01-2011

Liberal MEPs initiate Hungarian Presidency boycott

MEPs from the European Parliament's liberal ALDE group have called for the venue of a meeting to be changed from Budapest to Brussels, as a sign of protest against a controversial media law recently adopted in Hungary, the country holding the rotating EU presidency.

Report: EU trade deals ‘threaten’ wildlife

The much-hyped trade and development agreements currently under negotiation between the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries could put forests and the livelihoods of communities dependent on them at serious risk, argues a new report by Friends of the Earth.
Trade & Society 10-12-2007

EU-Africa summit fails on trade

A major meeting of European and African leaders, aimed at boosting relations between the two continents as China tightens its grip on the former European colonies' economies, was overshadowed by Africa's refusal to sign up to comprehensive trade liberalisation agreements.
Trade & Society 19-11-2007

EU lowers trade expectations from ex-colonies

European foreign ministers are expected to agree on Tuesday (20 November) to conclude watered-down free trade agreements with countries from Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP), as an end-of-year deadline on existing preferential arrangements threatened to disrupt trade relations.
Agrifood 23-06-2005

Sugar proposal gets sweet and sour reactions

EU Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel published, on 22 June 2005, a proposal for a far-reaching shift in EU sugar funding.