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Latest blog from Geert Laporte

A message to African and European leaders: ‘More of the same is not good enough’

Geert Laporte | 23 October 2017

ECDPM’s Geert Laporte has a message for African and European leaders ahead of the AU-EU Summit. ‘We need to break the silence and the aversion to take risks if we want a stronger partnership’, he says. ‘More of the same just isn’t good enough this time around’.

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Latest paper from Sebastian Große-Puppendahl

The EU’s financial instruments for access to energy in sub-Saharan Africa

Sebastian Große-Puppendahl | 6 November 2017

Six out of ten people in sub-Saharan Africa have no access to electricity. In a paper for Hivos we look into the EU’s financial instruments for improved access to energy in one of Africa’s poorest regions.

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Latest paper from Andrew Sherriff

Strategically financing an effective role for the EU in the world: First reflections on the next EU budget

Andrew Sherriff | 3 October 2017

This new paper highlights ECDPM's first reflections on the next Multiannual Financial Framework, the EU budget, for which informal negotiations have already started.

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Africa-Europe relations

Which issues will European and African leaders discuss during the fifth AU-EU Summit? What is the current status of the relationship and how can it be strengthened? Ahead and after the Summit, we will try to answer these questions (and more) in our new dossier.

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Climate change

Ahead of COP23 in Bonn, Germany, we share our work on climate change.

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The Multiannual Financial Framework

In this dossier you can find our latest publications on the upcoming Multiannual Financial Framework - the EU budget - ahead of the 2018 negotiations.

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The future of ACP-EU relations

Discussions about the future of the ACP-EU relationship are currently in full swing. To learn more, have a look at our dossier collecting all ECDPM work on ACP-EU relations.

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The political economy of regional integration in Africa

What are the drivers and constraints to regional integration in Africa? And what role do regional organisations play? Find out more.

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