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  • BlogGeopolitics for dummies: Big challenges await the new European Commission
  • PaperSewing the pieces together: Towards an EU strategy for fair and sustainable textiles
  • BriefBoosting EU climate finance: Mitigate more without neglecting adaptation in poorer countries
  • BlogFriends, partners or rivals? The UK election manifestos and the space for foreign policy cooperation with the EU

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Latest blog from Philomena Apiko

Botswana: One of Africa’s most stable democracies, but where are the women?

Philomena Apiko | 2 December 2019

Philomena Apiko reports on Botswana’s recent elections, which were the first genuinely competitive national polls. But the female representation did not impress her: only 11 out of 210 parliamentary candidates were women.

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Latest paper from Chloe Teevan

Mission possible? The Geopolitical Commission and the partnership with Africa

Chloe Teevan | 28 October 2019

Chloe Teevan and Andrew Sherriff share recommendations for the new European Commission – and particularly for Jutta Urpilainen and Josep Borrell – on how to improve EU-Africa relations.

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Latest blog from Bruce Byiers

The African Continental Free Trade Area and the politics of industrialisation

Bruce Byiers | 18 November 2019

Ahead of Africa industrialisation day, Sean Woolfrey and Bruce Byiers looked at how the African Continental Free Trade Area could generate further industrialisation on the continent.

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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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Brexit and international cooperation

What does Brexit imply for the future of EU-UK relations? How will it impact development, trade and international cooperation between Europe and Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific? In this dossier, you can find our latest Brexit analyses and blogs.

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The political economy dynamics of regional organisations in Africa

What blocks or drives regional integration in Africa? And what role do regional organisations play in this? Find out more.

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