Tag EU-Africa relations

No deal with EU as Tanzania, Uganda refuse to sign up

Members of the East African Community are split down the middle again after Uganda joined Tanzania in pulling out of signing a trade pact that is key to continued access to the European Union market without paying duty.

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European Development Days celebrates its 10th anniversary in new era of SDGs and migration crisis

This week the European Development Days (EDD) will celebrate its 10th anniversary. From 15 to 16 June, around 6 000 participants from over 150 countries, representing 1 200 civil society organisations and international organisations from the fields of development cooperation, human rights and humanitarian aid, will gather in Brussels to generate new ideas, take action and shape the future with world leaders and hundreds of speakers.

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EU-Africa: A common future

Today, the African Union Commission and the European Commission hold their annual College-to-College meeting in Africa’s political capital, Addis Ababa. On this occasion, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and the President of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, wrote an Op-Ed released to a pool of media, amongst which is

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Gianni Pittella: “Europe needs to change its strategy in Africa”

Since assuming leadership of the European Socialist and Democrats (S&D) Group in the European Parliament, Gianni Pittella has committed to make Africa “an absolute priority of our group”.

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Valletta Summit: Oxfam, “Africa Trust Fund must help people, not build barriers

The Valletta summit’s declaration on migration pays lip service to people’s rights and dignity, and leaves grave doubts as to how Europe will in fact improve the lives people in Africa. While EU and African leaders met in Valletta, more people drowned in the sea, razor-wire fences were being erected in Slovenia and Sweden was implementing border controls.

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Concord, Caritas Europe: Dear EU Member States, please be coherent on SDGs and migration

Today, the EU Foreign Affairs will meet in Luxembourg to discuss, amongst other topics, development and migration issues. Concord and Caritas Europa urge the European Council to strengthen the EU Policy Coherence on Development, stressing the need to go beyond “in silo” thinking, and to adopt a balanced and people-focused approach to migration and mobility.

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