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Should the Cotonou Agreement be extended?

26 September 2017

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The year 2020 will mark the renewal of the relationship between the European Union and the 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries in terms of politics, economics and trade. Signed in 2000, the Cotonou Agreement that underpins this relationship will need to be renewed. It mobilises a significant budget earmarked for development: 30.5 billion euros have thus been allocated to the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) for the period 2014-2020. Negotiations between the parties will begin in September 2018 at the latest. Should the agreement be extended and, if so, with what goals and in what form?

ECDPM’s Geert Laporte will give a presentation.


Université de Paris
4, rue de Chevreuse

EU foreign and development policyACP Group of StatesCotonou Agreement