Why is it so difficult to develop sustainable tourism in West and East Africa?
Talking Points, Greta Galeazzi, 4 September 2017
The Annual World Tourism Conference took place in Kigali, Rwanda, at the end of last week, drawing attention to the potential that sustainable tourism holds for development. Yet this sector is still struggling to flourish in several African countries. Addressing key factors such as infrastructure, visa policies, and security – among others – is essential for tourism to truly become an engine for economic growth and job creation on the continent. This could never be achieved without the engagement of national and local authorities, businesses and entrepreneurs.
G20 in Hamburg and the migration agenda: How changing US policies are affecting global discussions
Talking Points, Noemi Cascone and Anna Knoll, 6 July 2017
Barely in power, President Trump has started his long-term plan to enforce stricter immigration laws delivering on his campaign promises. These include increasing the number of deportations of undocumented migrants, building his (in)famous wall on the Mexico-US border, and reducing refugee admissions.
As the G7 Taormina Summit has shown, Trump’s stark policy change is also impacting global discussions on migration governance. At the upcoming G20 Summit in Hamburg, global leaders will have a new chance to discuss concrete commitments to manage migrant flows. The outcome of this Summit will reveal the future of the global migration agenda and the ability of the EU to shape it.