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  • PaperCircular economy opportunities in South Africa-EU food trade: The case of packaging
  • CommentaryConnecting people and markets in Africa in 2021
  • PaperRegional solutions: Regulating recruitment and protection of African migrant workers in the Gulf and the Middle East
  • BriefTeam Europe: Up to the challenge?

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Latest commentary from Philomena Apiko

African Union Summit and elections: Something old, something new

Philomena Apiko | 8 February 2021

Bruce Byiers and Philomena Apiko reflect on what came out of the AU’s 34th Summit of heads of state, what the year ahead might hold for the AU, and what it means for its new leadership.

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Latest commentary from Paulina Bizzotto Molina

How to make 2021 the year of sustainable food systems

Paulina Bizzotto Molina | 1 February 2021

With a number of summits and high-level meetings dedicated to sustainable food systems, 2021 may be a promising year. But Paulina Bizzotto Molina, Valeria Pintus and Nina de Roo warn about the need to look into the power dynamics and politics behind food systems if we truly want to see change.

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Latest brief from Ashley Neat

Simmering tensions: The long-term impact of COVID-19 on fragility and conflict in Africa

Ashley Neat | 25 January 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic could have long-lasting effects on fragility and conflict in Africa. Ashley Neat and Sophie Desmidt show how the COVID-19 crisis is already impacting four main areas, including gender-based violence.

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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

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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The Multiannual Financial Framework

In this dossier you can find our latest publications on the upcoming Multiannual Financial Framework – the next long-term EU budget.

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