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Eight notable moments for Europe and Africa: Looking back at 2016 and ahead to 2017

Talking Points Blog | Published on 13-01-2017

Franz Ferdinand Rothe | Nina Thijssen

As we ve entered a new year, we look back at some notable moments from 2016 - a turbulent time for i [...]


Taking steps ahead: towards a new vision for migration in 2017

Talking Points Blog | Published on 20-01-2017

Anna Knoll

The issue of migration will continue to be pivotal in 2017. ECDPM s Anna Knoll explains why the Euro [...]


What is the new European Consensus on Development for?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 17-02-2017

James Mackie

The EU institutions are now discussing a new European Consensus on Development to replace the one th [...]


Tunisia’s new law: another step towards local democracy

Talking Points Blog | Published on 03-02-2017

Tasnim Abderrahim

This week, Tunisia s national assembly has passed the long-awaited law on elections and referenda, a [...]


The European External Investment Plan and sustainable development - don't reinvent the wheel, just realign it

Talking Points Blog | Published on 03-03-2017

Bruce Byiers | Karim Karaki | Sebastian Große-Puppendahl

Addressing Africa s infrastructure gap has become a key priority for development practitioners and p [...]


Did the 28th African Union summit meet its hype and hope?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 03-02-2017

Luckystar Miyandazi | Philomena Apiko

In our annual Challenges paper, ECDPM authors stated that "strong and visible leadership within the [...]


Do values still matter in the Europe-Africa partnership?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 24-02-2017

Geert Laporte

The democracy, rule of law and human rights agenda is under pressure but it is more relevant than ev [...]


Will the new Communication on resilience help to make EU external action more effective?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 17-03-2017

Volker Hauck

The European Union is preparing a new Communication on resilience. This concept has played an import [...]


The EU's migration cooperation with North Africa: will the carrot and stick approach work?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 10-03-2017

Anna Knoll | Tasnim Abderrahim

On 2 March, the European Union published the third progress report on actions carried out under the [...]


Egypt under the spotlight: Can it be a safe third country?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 17-03-2017

Anna Knoll | Tasnim Abderrahim

While the EU-Turkey deal, together with the closure of the Balkan route, succeeded in significantly [...]