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Selected highlights

  • GuideCatching up with Global Europe: 15 questions on the EU’s new financial instrument answered
  • PaperThe AfCFTA and industrialisation: From policy to practice
  • PaperMorocco, Tunisia and the politics of the EU’s list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions
  • CommentaryThe EU’s digital talk in 2022 needs financial walk

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Latest Brief from Nadia Ashraf

The role of low- and middle-income countries in the circular economy transition of the Netherlands and the EU

Nadia Ashraf | 6 December 2021

Nadia Ashraf and Jeske van Seters discuss the roles that low- and middle-income countries can play in the circular economy transition of the Netherlands and the EU, zooming in on opportunities and challenges and how these should be reflected in Dutch and European strategies.

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Latest Commentary from San Bilal

The EU’s Global Gateway: Groundbreaking initiative or smart rebranding?

San Bilal | 6 December 2021

Here’s what we have to say about the EU’s €300 billion ‘Global Gateway’ investment plan, the EU’s ambitions, the finances linked to the plan, and how it could and should add value to Africa’s infrastructure development.

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Latest Paper from Philomena Apiko

Getting partnerships right: The case for an AU strategy

Philomena Apiko | 29 November 2021

The AU is currently developing a partnerships strategy as part of its ongoing reform process. Philomena Apiko discusses the challenges lying ahead and looks at how the AU can advance its agency in external partnerships.

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Dossiers

Youth and international cooperation

In this dossier we zoom in on the challenges facing young people in Africa and Europe and the change they can drive.

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COVID-19 and international cooperation

How will COVID-19 affect trade and investment, migration, peace and security, regional integration, climate change, food security and the private sector? And how will it affect Africa-Europe relations, development and international cooperation more broadly?

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Gender and international cooperation

How can tax systems promote gender equality? What is the link between empowering girls and women and tackling climate change? Are policymakers taking gender into account when trying to prevent radicalisation and violent extremism? Find out more in our dossier.

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Climate change and international cooperation

In this dossier we share our work on climate change and Europe-Africa cooperation. We look at climate from various angles, including the UNFCCC negotiations, cooperation on agriculture and sustainable food systems, gender, migration and finance.

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