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  • Great Insights magazineAfrica-Europe relations: Time to reboot
  • PaperCan the EU prioritise both the African Union and the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific group?
  • PaperCan EU-Africa relations be deepened? A political economy perspective on power relations, interests and incentives
  • BlogTime to strengthen strategic partnerships for peace and security in Africa

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Latest paper from Tasnim Abderrahim

Beyond slogans: Challenges to local empowerment in transitioning Tunisia

Tasnim Abderrahim | 13 October 2017

Why is decentralisation so crucial for the future of Tunisian democracy? What challenges is it facing? And what can international actors do to support this process? In a new paper, ECDPM's Tasnim Abderrahim aims to answer these questions.

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Latest blog from Ewald Wermuth

What the Dutch iron lady has in store for Europe and Africa

Ewald Wermuth | 30 October 2017

Sigrid Kaag - also referred to as the Dutch iron lady - has been appointed as Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Netherlands. ECDPM's Ewald Wermuth and Jeske Seters highlight what Europe and Africa can expect from her.

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Latest blog from Mariella Di Ciommo

Is the EU changing its engagement with middle-income countries?

Mariella Di Ciommo | 6 November 2017

Traditional development cooperation will not do the trick for the 109 countries with middle-income status, but what will be the alternative? ECDPM's Mariella Di Ciommo argues that the timing is excellent to frame a new offer for EU engagement with middle-income countries.

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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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