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EU-Africa 18-02-2022

Leaders promise ‘new spirit’ of EU-Africa partnership but divides remain

EU and African leaders wrapped up a two-day summit in Brussels on Friday (18 February) with both sides stressing that the promise of a ‘partnership of equals’ and a 'new spirit' of relations would become reality.
Agrifood 18-02-2022

Commission: EU committed to guiding Africa in raising sustainable food standards

The EU "is there" for African farmers and food producers with development support should the increased European green agriculture standards create trade barriers, according to a Commission official.
Politics 18-02-2022

Tweets of the week: Scholz, Rule of Law, EU Africa Summit

It’s another big table as Sholz has to slum it, #RuleofLaw discourse continues to plummet, and leaders in town for EU Africa Summit.
EU-Africa 11-02-2022

EU-AU summit: Seeking a partnership with a purpose

Two years after the EU set out its blueprint for a ‘strategic partnership’ with Africa, the EU-African Union summit designed to seal the deal takes place in Brussels next Thursday (17 February). A series of glossy initiatives and promises will be unveiled but much still hangs in the air.
EU-Africa 10-02-2022

Africa is speaking with one voice, is the EU listening?

Europe thinks it is doing enough to secure a new ‘strategic partnership’ with Africa but its current approach to the pandemic could derail talks next week, write Emily Wigens, Friederike Röder and Eloise Todd.
EU-Africa 16-09-2021

Von der Leyen offers African energy investment and more vaccine promises

Investment in green energy and new promises on vaccine supply were the only offers to Africa made by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen this week, as the EU’s plans to boost relations with its southern neighbour continent continue to sit on the back burner.
EU-Africa 26-03-2021

Healthcare should be at heart of EU-Africa partnership, say MEPs

EU-Africa relations should prioritise healthcare as part of a new partnership of equals, EU lawmakers said as they set out their priorities for talks on a ‘strategic partnership’ between the two continents.
EU-Africa 28-11-2017

EU-Africa Summit: Merkel, Macron join forces for migration agreements with Africa

On Wednesday, the fifth EU-Africa Summit will be the first test case for acting Chancellor Angela Merkel. Together with French President Emmanuel Macron and other EU leaders, she intends to send a signal to the Côte d'Ivoire for much closer cooperation with the southern continent.
EU-Africa 28-11-2017

Migration think-tank: Europe is ‘obsessed’ with short-term solution

Migration will dominate the fifth Summit between Africa and the European Union, which will be held in Abidjan on 29 and 30 November. But Europeans keep dictating the agenda, due to lack of political unity in the African Union.

Tusk calls migration summit number 5

European Council President Donald Tusk has called another EU summit on the migrant crisis, the fifth this year, this time in Valletta, on 12 November. The summit of the EU leaders will be held back-to-back with an EU-Africa summit on migration, which will start the previous day.

Commission eases visa policy to lure wealthy visitors

The European Commission has adopted a new set of rules designed to ease access to EU countries for visitors from countries subject to the visa requirement. The move was promoted as a way for ailing EU economies to earn many more millions from foreign visitors.