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ECDPM can provide information, resources, comments and interviews for journalists on a wide range of topics related to international cooperation and development policy in Europe and Africa.

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Press contacts

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Press releases

An overview of our press releases can be found here.

Media coverage


    Shining a light on Nigeria-South Africa economic ties
    Businessday, 20 April. Reference to ECDPM’s discussion paper.

    EU nutzt Entwicklungshilfe in Afrika als Druckmittel gegen Migration
    Deutsche Welle, 13 April. Quote by ECDPM’s Anna Knoll

    EU uses development aid to strongarm Africa on migration
    Deutsche Welle, 13 April. Quote by ECDPM’s Anna Knoll

    Path to a just transition in Africa is via green industrialisation
    EUobserver magazine, 12 April. Article by ECDPM’s Alfonso Medinilla

    Congolese react to East African Community (EAC) membership
    NewsAfrica, 11 April. Quotes ECDPM’s Bruce Byiers and Poorva Karkare

    EU urged to grow more wheat to avert food crisis
    Euobserver, 7 April. Quotes ECDPM’s Koen Dekeyser

    EU commissioner says Russia using hunger as a weapon in Ukraine
    Devex, 24 March. Quotes ECDPM’s Hanne Knaepen.

    Free movement key to trade within Africa
    China Daily, 24 March. Quotes ECDPM’s Philomena Apiko.

    Its high-time to reexamine the AU’s role in member states’ affairs
    African Newspage, 21 March. Interview with ECDPM’s Lidet Tadesse.

    AU-EU Summit: five ways to turn the rhetoric of an ‘equal partnership’ into practice
    The Conversation, 3 March. Reference to ECDPM’s editorial by Philomena Apiko.

    Talk Africa: EU-AU reset ties
    China Global TV, 28 February. Interview with ECDPM’s Geert Laporte

    France tries to ‘reboot’ relations with Africa
    NewAge, 24 February. Quotes ECDPM’s Lidet Tadesse.

    Sommet UE-Afrique : Quelles perspectives annoncées ?
    Ici Beyrouth, 22 February. Interview with ECDPM’s Geert Laporte.

    Sahel : l’après-Barkhane, un crash-test pour l’Europe
    L’express, 22 February. Quotes ECDPM’s Volker Hauck.

    Quelle forme doit prendre le nouveau partenariat Europe-Afrique?
    Radio France Internationale, 18 February. Interview with ECDPM’s San Bilal.

    Sommet UE-Afrique : vers un nouveau partenariat ? (partie 1 et 2)
    France24, 18 February. Interview with ECDPM’s Geert Laporte.

    Sommet UE-UA: des annonces qui doivent se traduire par des actions concrètes
    Radio France Internationale, 18 February. Podcast with ECDPM’s Geert Laporte.

    La Unión Europea y la Unión Africana estrechan sus lazos
    Escenario Mundial, 18 February. Quotes ECDPM’s Lidet Tadesse.

    Los beneficios de BAT batirán récords en los próximos años
    elEconomista, 18 February. Quotes ECDPM’s Geert Laporte.

    „Neue Partnerschaft“ auf wackeligen Beinen
    Österreichischer Rundfunk, 18 February. Quotes ECDPM’s Geert Laporte.

    Experts call for new EU approach to security in Africa
    AlJazeera, 18 February. Quotes ECDPM’s Lidet Tadesse.

    EU und Afrikanische Union versprechen sich Partnerschaft auf Augenhöhe
    Deutsche Welle, 18 February. Quotes ECDPM’s Geert Laporte.

    EU-AU summit: New commitments, old realities
    Africanews, 18 February. Interview with ECDPM’s San Bilal.

    Nieuws en actua
    VRT, 18 February. Interview with ECDPM’s Geert Laporte.

    ‘Vaccines, weapons, money’ — what to expect from EU-AU Summit in Brussels?
    The Cable, 17 February. Reference to ECDPM’s work.

    EU-Afrika-Gipfel: Frankreich zieht Truppen aus Mali ab
    Ö1, 17 February. Interview with ECDPM’s Geert Laporte.

    Meno annunci, più vaccini: i leader africani si sono stancati delle «promesse» Ue
    Il Sole 24 Ore, 17 February. Quotes ECDPM’s San Bilal.

    L’Europe tente une offensive de charme pour l’Afrique
    La Libre Belgique, 17 February. Quotes ECDPM’s Anna Knoll and Geert Laporte.

    Viele Versprechen, wenig Vertrauen
    Tagesschau, 17 February. Quotes ECDPM’s Lidet Tadesse.

    Europe seeks to reboot relationship with Africa
    Financial Times, 17 February. Quotes ECDPM’s Lidet Tadesse and Geert Laporte.

    What to expect at the 6th EU-AU Summit
    AlJazeera, 17 February. Quotes ECDPM’s Lidet Tadesse

    Sommet UA/UE: « le défi de ce sommet, c’est de savoir si les deux côtés vont négocier d’égal à égal »
    Benin Web TV, 16 February. Quotes ECDPM’s Geert Laporte.

    Sommet UE-UA: «Il y a un scepticisme du côté des pays africains»
    Radio France Internationale, 16 February. Interview with ECDPM’s Geert Laporte

    AfricaLink on Air
    Deutsche Welle, 16 February. Podcast with ECDPM’s San Bilal

    EU scrambles to patch up relations at Africa summit
    POLITICO, 16 February. Quotes ECDPM’s Lidet Tadesse.

    EU vill knyta Afrika närmare – toppmöte i Bryssel
    Europortalen, 16 February. Quotes ECDPM’s Kathleen van Hove.

    Can EU-Africa rebuild trust?
    TRT World, 15 February. Interview with Geert Laporte

    Il sesto vertice Unione Europea – Unione Africana: quale direzione?
    AffarInternazionali, 15 February. Translated op-ed by ECDPM’s Geert Laporte

    Zwischen Partnerschaft und Paternalismus
    Österreichischer Rundfunk, 15 February. Quotes ECDPM’s Geert Laporte

    The African Union is less effective at 20 than it was at two
    The Economist, 12 February. Quotes ECDPM’s Bruce Byiers

    EU in whirlwind of Africa dimplocacy. Did it work?
    EUobserver, 11 February. Quotes ECDPM’s Alfonso Medinilla

    The sixth AU-EU summit: partners in therapy?
    EUobserver, 8 February. Op-ed by ECDPM’s Geert Laporte

    Nicht auf die Chinesen starren
    Welt-sichten, 2 February. Reference to ECDPM’s paper by Alfonso Medinilla, Katja Sergejeff and Ennatu Domingo.

    Will Africa and Europe finally be on an equal footing?
    The Africa Report, 31 January. Quotes ECDPM’s Geert Laporte

    5 ‘what-ifs’ for international development in 2022
    Devex, 4 January. Quotes ECDPM’s Andrew Sheriff


    Asset manager says EU’s private sector push lacks ‘realism 
    Devex, 13 December 2021. Quotes ECDPM’s San Bilal

    EU targets subsidies in battle against Chinese investments
    Devex, 2 December 2021. Quotes ECDPM’s San Bilal.

    European Green Deal will leave Africa hungrier, poorer – experts warn
    Nation Africa, 27 November. Reference to ECDPM’s brief.

    West African journalists call on governments to open land borders
    Ghana Business News, 14 November 2021. Reference to ECDPM’s paper.

    EIB sets 15% climate adaptation target by 2025
    Devex, 3 November 2021. Quotes ECDPM’s San Bilal.

    A missed opportunity to preserve oasis agriculture in Gabès, Tunisia?
    FairPlanet, 16 September. Opinion by ECDPM’s Hanne Knaepen

    EU Generalised Scheme of Preferences to be toughened up
    Borderlex, 9 September 2021. Quotes ECDPM’s San Bilal.

    What’s going on between African nations and the EU?
    Devex, 30 August 2021. Quotes ECDPM’s Chloe Teevan.

    الحرائق في الجزائر والمغرب وتونس: هل هي الواقع الجديد في شمال أفريقيا؟
    BBC Arabic, 20 August 2021. Features ECDPM’s Sophie Desmidt.

    Could the European Peace Facility be used to arm dictators?
    AlJazeera, 14 August 2021. Features ECDPM’s Volker Hauck.

    EU-Fonds Friedensfazilität
    Norddeutscher Rundfunk. 31 July 2021. Quotes ECDPM’s Lidet Tadesse.

    Foreign-aid champion Europe is giving more than ever
    The Economist, 2 July 2021. Quotes ECDPM’s Andrew Sherriff.

    After economic sanctions crippled Mali, the AU and EU are trying a new tack
    Quartz Africa, 9 June 2021. Quotes ECDPM’s San Bilal.

    EU tecknar 20-årigt avtal med länder i Afrika, Västindien och Stilla havet
    OmVärlden, 19 April 2021. Quotes ECDPM’s Alfonso Medinilla.

    FAO organized a workshop in Ouagadougou “AgrInvest – Enabling inclusive and efficient private sector investments in the Burkinabè agri-food systems”
    AfricaNews, 16 February 2021. Has a reference to the study ‘Political economy analysis of the Kenyan food systems’ carried out by ECDPM in the context of FAO’s ‘Agrinvest’ project.

    Climate Finance and Carbon Pricing in the Context of Africa’s Continental Free Trade Area
    Modern Ghana, 7 February 2021. Has a reference to ECDPM’s paper ‘The promise of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

    Exclusive: New EU development bank fades as study backs ‘Status Quo+’
    Devex, 4 February 2021. Quotes ECDPM’s San Bilal.

    Competing Interests: The U.S. and China in Africa
    Foreign Policy Association, 20 January 2021. Features ECDPM’s Lidet Tadesse.

    Afrikaanse jongeren willen af van koloniale munt
    Inter Press Service, 18 January 2021. Quotes ECDPM’s Geert Laporte.

    This article has also been published on MO* on 21 January 2021.


    Will a new competitive election process for the African Union Commission yield results?
    Devex, 16 December 2020. Quotes ECDPM’s Luckystar Miyandazi and Philomena Apiko

    EIB and European Commission clash over ‘extra’ €1B for development
    Devex, 26 November 2020. Quotes ECDPM’s San Bilal.

    Tensions in Ethiopia could lead to widespread displacement, access issues
    Devex, 20 November 2020. Quotes ECDPM’s Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw.

    Opinion: How can DFIs do more to help MSMEs survive COVID-19?
    Devex, 18 November 2020. ECDPM’s San Bilal co-wrote this opinion piece together with Manuel Bueno, Nancy Lee and Valeria Ramundo Orlando.

    New EU-Africa pact must deepen trade ties, minister says
    Euractiv, 21 October 2020. Quotes ECDPM’s Philomena Apiko.

    EU-Africa Summit 2021: Time to Reinvigorate Good Neighbourly Relations
    EUbulletin, 21 October 2020. Refers to an op-ed published by ECDPM’s Director Carl Michiels.

    Moroccan sex crime trials fuel fears of crackdown on dissent
    Financial Times, 17 October 2020. Quotes ECDPM’s Chloe Teevan.

    Memo to Michel: How to make most of EU-Africa at the summit
    EUObserver, 15 October 2020. Op-ed by ECDPM’s Director Carl Michiels.

    East Timor: Second-worst in the world with ‘alarming’ hunger rate, 14 October 2020. ECDPM is mentioned in relation to its contribution to the Global Hunger Index 2020.

    EU’s Africa reboot meets cool reception
    POLITICO, 8 October 2020. ECDPM’s Alfonso Medinilla is quoted.

    Unfavorable Tax Treaties Cause Revenue Loss in African Nations
    Bloomberg Tax, 1 October 2020. ECDPM’s Luckystar Miyandazi is quoted.

    EU states kick the tires of Team Europe plans
    Devex, 2 October 2020. ECDPM’s Alexei Jones is quoted.

    Il patto UE sulla migrazione: Lo scetticismo degli esperti
    East Journal, 29 September 2020. ECDPM’s Anna Knoll is quoted.
    This article has also been featured by Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa.

    Vijf jaar sdg’s, de handleiding voor een wereld met minder miserie
    Mo*, 18 September 2020. ECDPM’s Geert Laporte is quoted.

    OP-ED | The AU-EU Summit didn’t prove immune to COVID-19 – but that may be a blessing in disguise, By Geert Laporte
    African Newspage, 16 September 2020. Posting of a commentary by ECDPM’s Geert Laporte.
    The commentary has also been re-posted by AllAfrica and the Sahel Standard.

    European Commission tells development banks to ‘rely further on us’
    Devex, 15 September 2020. It comments on a webinar organised jointly by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Investment Bank, the Association of European Development Finance Institutions and ECDPM.

    Empresas não podem contrariar políticas comerciais da UE
    Noticias ao minuto, 3 September 2020. ECDPM’s Bruce Byiers is quoted.

    Ireland to open embassy in Morocco in 2021
    Middle East Online, 3 September 2020. ECDPM’s Chloe Teevan is quoted.

    COVID-19 and managing migration: Lessons from Latin America, Africa and Asia
    Delhi Post, 7 August 2020. ECDPM’s Amanda Bisong is quoted.

    Federation Capitalizing On Many Benefits Of The Cariforum-EU Economic Partnership Agreement
    ZizOnline, 23 July 2020.

    Les transferts de fonds de la diaspora vers l’Afrique subsaharienne en recul de 23%
    Agence Afrique, 20 July 2020. Quotes ECDPM’s study on the impact of COVID-19 on remittances for development in Africa.

    Countdown to a bitter battle over the water of the Nile?
    Equal Times, 6 July 2020. ECDPM’s Alfonso Medinilla is quoted.

    Cold war with China is the wrong way to define US policy in Africa
    Financial Times, 10 June 2020. ECDPM’s Lidet Tadesse is quoted.

    EU’s COVID-19 development boost will all go on budget guarantees
    Devex, 3 June 2020. ECDPM’s Alexei Jones is quoted.

    Dutch Development Minister looks back on Netherlands’ support for EU development cooperation
    Donor Tracker, 2 June 2020.

    Immer mehr in eigenem Interesse
    Welt Sichten, 2 June 2020.

    EU und Afrika: Corona macht den Weg noch steiniger
    Deutsche Welle, 24 May 2020. ECDPM’s Geert Laporte is quoted.
    The article is also available in Portuguese.

    Was bedeuten die neuen EU-Visaregeln für Afrika?
    Deutsche Welle, 22 May 2020. ECDPM’s Amanda Bisong is quoted.
    The article was also featured in the Indo New York, AllAfrica and in the Liberia Netherlands Business & Culture Council’s newsletter.

    Assessing China’s “Corona Diplomacy” in Africa
    The China-Africa Project, 20 May 2020. Lidet Tadesse is interviewed in this podcast.

    The pandemic funding gap, extreme poverty projections, and a humanitarian air bridge: This week in development
    Devex, 14 May 2020. ECDPM’s Pauline Veron is quoted.

    Africa and Europe After COVID-19

    Think Global Health, 13 May 2020. Article by Geert Laporte, Sara Pantuliano and Vera Mazzara.

    A regional response to help avoid rice shortages in West Africa
    Blog post by Poorva Karkare for Developing Economics, 10 May 2020.

    Development heavyweights back bigger role for DFIs in COVID-19 response
    Devex, 4 May 2020. ECDPM’s San Bilal is quoted.

    Coronakrisen udfordrer solidariteten med udviklingslande
    Kristeligt Dagblad, 4 May 2020. ECDPM’s Alexei Jones is quoted.

    NGOs see opportunity in Merkel’s financial transaction tax focus
    Devex, 1 May 2020. ECDPM’s Andrew Sherriff is quoted.

    Towards a new Africa-Europe partnership after the Corona crisis
    Op-ed by the directors of the European Think Tanks Group institutes, EURACTIV, 30 April 2020. This article has been published also by,  HuffingtonPost Italia, Rwanda Podium.

    EU humanitarian boss says COVID-19 warrants aid budget ‘rethink’
    Devex, 22 April 2020. ECDPM’s Alexei Jones is quoted.

    Asylwirtschaft: Kann es gutgehen, wenn Unternehmen in der Flüchtlingshilfe mitmischen?
    Bento, 14 April 2020. Interview with ECDPM’s Amanda Bisong.

    After the pandemic: How will COVID-19 transform global health and development?
    Devex, 13 April 2020. It features ECDPM’s San Bilal.

    EU scrambles to fund global coronavirus response
    Devex, 01 April 2020. ECDPM’s Alexei Jones is quoted.

    EU leaders focus on homefront for coronavirus response
    Devex, 27 March 2020. ECDPM’s Alexei Jones is quoted.

    There’s significant build-up towards more equal EU-Africa cooperation
    African Newspage, 26 March 2020. Interview with ECDPM’s Luckystar Miyandazi.

    Turning the Tables – African and European Narratives in the Time of Corona
    Blog by ECDPM’s Lidet Tadesse and Virginia Mucchi featured in AllAfrica, 24 March 2020.

    Afrikanska unionen vill inte att EU dikterar villkor för nytt avtal
    OmVärlden, 9 March 2020. ECDPM’s Chloe Teevan was interviewed for this article.

    EIB boss: Europe should lose its naiveté on open procurement
    Devex, 3 March. ECDPM’s San Bilal is quoted.

    EU’s von der Leyen set to pay second Africa visit
    Deutsche Welle, 27 February 2020. Features interview with ECDPM’s Geert Laporte.

    Deutsche Welle News Africa
    Deutsche Welle, 26 February 2020. The programme features ECDPM’s Luckystar Miyandazi.

    In search of allies, EU turns to Africa
    POLITICO, 26 February 2020. ECDPM’s Chloe Teevan is quoted.

    EU development policy to be more interest-driven under ‘geopolitical’ Commission
    EURACTIV, 21 February 2020. Article based on an interview with ECDPM’s Alexei Jones.

    Mike Pompeo woos Africa, but it’s a tough sell
    POLITICO, 18 February 2020. ECDPM’s Alfonso Medinilla is quoted.

    It’s Africa’s Turn to Leave the European Union
    Foreign Policy, 10 February 2020

    Promoting W/African Rice: Crucial Role Of Coherent Trade Policies
    Article by Clarisse Blancher, Cecilia D’Alessandro and Fabien Tondel featured in the Sahel Standard, 4 February 2020

    Med Storbritannien förlorar Sverige en allierad inom EU-biståndet
    OmVärlden, 30 January 2020. ECDPM’s Andrew Sherriff is quoted.

    Will the EU care about the Caribbean after Brexit?
    The Voice, 12 January 2020. ECDPM’s Alfonso Medinilla is quoted

    China leert bij, Europa kijkt beteuterd toe
    De Standaard, 4 January 2020. ECDPM’s Geert Laporte is quoted.


    Mass boycott and police clashes as Algeria holds disputed election
    The Guardian, 12 December 2019. ECDPM’s Chloe Teevan is quoted

    Protest movement likely to shun Algeria’s controversial election
    The Guardian, 10 December 2019. ECDPM’s Chloe Teevan is quoted

    Von der Leyen in Addis Ababa: Seven ingredients for a successful first date
    Op-ed by Amanda Bisong and Chloe Teevan for Euractiv, 6 December 2019

    Banks clash as EU seeks ‘political return’ on development finance
    San Bilal quoted in Devex, 29 November 2019

    Globale Partnerschaft – G-PAD-Forum zur Afrikaentwicklung
    RTF1, 25 November 2019

    Abschottung als Wachstumsmarkt
    Pauline Veron quote in, 9 November 2019

    The UK needs a deeper, and more ambitious, approach to development
    Prospect Magazine, 5 November 2019

    Mobilité humaine. 4 mythes sur la migration des Africains
    Amanda Bisong quoted in LesEco, 24 October 2019

    Spain/Africa: A move to the Maghreb
    Geert Laporte quoted in The Africa Report, 14 October 2019

    Access to sustainable energy to reduce inequalities
    ECDPM’s San Bilal quoted in Government Europa, 14 October 2019

    France/Africa: Paris, the power broker
    Geert Laporte quoted in The Africa Report, 9 October 2019

    EU/Africa: Relations in a funk over China, trade and post-Cotonou
    Geert Laporte quoted in The Africa Report, 7 October 2019

    Tricksereien beim Goldexport
    Article by Luckystar Miyandazi for welt-sichten, 29 September 2019

    Brussels weighs giving private sector direct access to EU budget guarantee
    San Bilal quoted in EURACTIV, 27 September 2019

    Imposition of election date signals end to Algerian government patience
    Chloe Teevan quoted in Al-Monitor, 19 September 2019

    Nu drar kampen om EU-biståndet igång: Grönare och större fokus på säkerhet
    Andrew Sherriff quoted in OmVärlden, 11 September 2019

    What are the main issues of the ACP-EU partnership with the Post-Cotonou agreement?

    Interview with Alfonso Medinilla in Afriurbana, 5 June 2019

    What the EU elections mean for development
    Devex, 30 May 2019

    U.S. spends 1,000 times more on war than peace, presidential candidate Marianne Williamson says
    ECDPM report mentioned in PolitiFact, 15 April 2019

    Fixing fragility: Why it’s time to rewrite the rulebook
    The New Humanitarian, 10 Aprile 2019.
    ECDPM report mentioned. This article was also featured by the Sierra Leone Times, 12 April 2019, and by The Citizen on 14 April 2019.

    Tony Elumelu Foundation Hosts European Commission, Leading Development Finance Institutions and Think Tanks in Brussels
    Tony Elumelu Foundation, 11 April 2019

    European Parliament demands more ambitious aid budget
    Alexei Jones quoted in Devex, 28 March 2019

    Infographic: Peace-building dollars at risk
    ECDPM report mentioned in America – The Jesuit Review, 8 February 2019

    Cotonou successor: EU-Africa relations at the crossroads
    ECDPM paper mentioned in EURACTIV, 8 February 2019

    #TalkAfrica: Africa and Globalisation
    Interview with Geert Laporte on CGTN Africa, 2 February 2019

    #AfricaLive (coverage of AU-EU Ministerial Summit in Brussels)
    Interview with Geert Laporte on CGTN Africa, 23 January 2019

    Aid NGOs warn of disruption as Brexit deal collapses
    Emmanuel de Groof quoted in Devex, 16 January 2019

    Vrouwenemancipatie kan 150 miljoen Afrikanen van de honger redden
    Hanne Knaepen’s article was published in the ebook ‘Hoe voeden we 10 miljard monden in 2050?’ by De Volkskrant, January 2019


    Afrikas Blick auf den Uno-Migrationspakt: “Keine Illusionen”
    Spiegel online, 10 December 2018

    Can the UK contribute to EU aid funds after Brexit?
    Devex, 15 November 2018

    Italy pushes for repatriation and deterrence to cut down on Tunisian migrants
    The New Arab, 15 October 2018

    Samir Majoul reçoit des experts Européens de l’ECDPM au siège de l’UTICA
    Tunisie Focus, 13 October 2018

    À Tunis, Matteo Salvini met la pression sur le dossier de la migration
    Jeune Afrique, 28 September 2018

    EU-Africa relations: Time for a reset?
    Euractiv, 28 September 2018

    EU aims to create 10 million jobs in Africa
    France 24, 12 September 2018

    China in Afrika: win-winverhaal?
    Canvas, Belgian national TV, 3 September 2018 [in Dutch]

    Pourquoi l’Afrique a tout à craindre d’un Brexit dur
    Emmanuel de Groof for Jeune Afrique, 2 September 2018

    Tensions grow over the future of the ACP group
    EURACTIV, 30 August 2018

    Wat is het verband tussen voedselzekerheid en migratie?
    Caritas International, 3 August 2018

    ECDPM Issues new Report on Sahel Region
    Sahel Standard, 28 June 2018

    Europa deze week: minder immigranten en meer onenigheid, 24 June 2018

    Marshallplan voor Africa?
    Klara, 16 June 2018

    Alarm bells sounded over new EU aid instrument proposals
    Devex, 15 June 2018

    Opvang in eigen region
    Canvas, Belgian national TV, 12 June 2018

    Afrikaanse problemen worden Europese zorgen
    MO*, 5 June 2019

    Talk Africa: Funding the African Union
    CGTN, 12 May 2018

    EU budget battle kicks off amid single instrument concerns
    Devex, 3 May 2018

    Vrouwenemancipatie kan 150 miljoen Afrikanen van de honger redden
    De Volkskrant, 25 April 2018

    AU targets $318m in plan to finance itself, reduce aid
    The East African, 21 April 2018

    The Tana Forum will begin tomorrow [in Amharic]
    Deutsche Welle, 20 April 2018

    ECDPM wants to flip artisanal mining support on its head
    Africa Intelligence, 10 April 2018

    Breaking the silence on North Africa: A new EU-Africa partnership after 2020
    Op-ed by ECDPM’s Alfonso Medinilla for Euractiv, 30 March 2018

    Wie funktioniert die Steuertrickserei der multinationalen Konzerne?
    ZDF, 26 March 2018 [in German]

    Tunisia hopes boost in Chinese investment can ease economic woes
    Al-Monitor, 19 March 2018.

    Tunisia needs investor vote of confidence from Macron visit
    Arab News, 31 January 2018

    Trade and security to dominate Macron visit to Tunisia
    Al Jazeera, 31 January 2018

    Så påverkar brexit biståndet
    OmVärlden, 16 January 2018

    EU and Africa have a unique chance to rationalise their cooperation
    Op-ed by ECDPM’s James Mackie for Euractiv, 16 January 2018

    EU looks ahead to 2018 as budget negotiations loom
    Devex, 4 January 2018


    Come viene usato il Fondo Fiduciario per l’Africa?, 7 December 2017

    EU-Afrika-Gipfel: Belebungsversuch für schwierige Beziehungen, 29 November 2017

    EU seeks new start with Africa — again
    Politico, 29 November 2017

    Migration think-tank: Europe is ‘obsessed’ with short-term solution
    Euractiv, 28 November 2017

    Sommet UA-UE : les grands enjeux
    Jeune Afrique, 27 November 2017

    L’Afrique est-elle prête à signer des accords de partenariat économique (APE) avec l’Union européenne ?
    Forbes Afrique, 10 November 2017

    White gold: Potential of dairy in Eastern Africa
    CTA, 2 November 2017

    Sverige allt mer isolerat i EU – så har positionerna förändrats
    OmVärlden, 27 October 2017

    #WTO2017: Public forum focuses on ‘trade behind the headlines’, 11 October 2017

    Impact of migration on Overseas Development Spending
    RTÉ Radio, interview to Anna Knoll (starts at 00:05:40). 24 September 2017

    Hackathon dedicato al cibo a Siena, per la conclusione Valeria Fedeli
    Gonews, 20 September 2017

    Developing a coherent national policy framework on agricultural trade
    Agence Rwandaise d’Information, 13 September 2017

    Report: EU capacity to promote ‘values’ in the developing world declining
    Euractiv, 13 September 2017

    Anger over looming change to EU regional funds
    Pacnews, 5 September 2017

    Mittelmeerroute schließen wird nicht reichen
    Die Presse, 5 September 2017. This article was also featured in and Salzburg24.

    Hoog tijd om komaf te maken met de Afrikaanse hulpverslaving en de Europese hulpindustrie Mondiaal Nieuws, 2 September 2017

    Migratieakkoord EU-Afrika: ‘De Afrikanen hebben zich laten rollen door de EU’
    Mondiaal Nieuws, 1 September 2017

    Un progetto da tre milioni di euro per valorizzare la biodiversità alimentare africana
    Corriere della Sera, 27 August 2017

    When Policies Speak the Same Language, Africa’s Trade and Investment Will Listen
    Inter Press Service, 17 August 2017. This article was also featured in South-South NewsGlobal Issues AllAfrica and Uncova.

    Align agro, trade policies to improve sector
    Zambia Daily Mail Limited, 1 August 2017

    Addressing the hunger-poverty nexus: What policy coherence means for the 2030 Agenda
    Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development (PAEPARD), 31 July 2017

    SDG Interview Ewald Wermuth: Leave no one behind
    Ewald Wermuth, World Connectors, 14 July 2017

    Und nun fleißig Steuern eintreiben!, 4 July 2017

    Time to move to an interest-driven Africa-EU political partnership
    Geert Laporte, African Union News Today, 27 June 2017

    Sostenibilità: ricerca italiana per sviluppo alimentare in Africa Subsahariana
    Tiscali, 15 June 2017. This article is also featured in and adnkronos.

    Migration, development debates becoming mixed
    Friends of Europe, 9 June 2017

    Security lens. Europe’s risky new approach to aid and migration
    Development Today, 6 June 2017

    Accord UE/ACP – Les ACP célèbrent leur 42è anniversaire à Bruxelles
    AllAfrica, 6 June 2017

    The ACP Celebrates 42nd Birthday and Reflects on the Future
    InDepthNews, 3 June 2017

    Tunisia’s Decentralization Process at a Crossroad
    Tunis Daily News, 20 May 2017. This blog was originally published by Carnegie.

    A new era of relations
    Errol Humphrey, Nation News, 10 May 2017. This article is also featured in PACNEWS.

    Industrialization Key to Contemporary Africa
    AllAfrica, 26 April 2017. This article is also featured in Ethiopia News and

    Merkel’s ‘man in Africa’ downbeat on prospects for Africa-EU summit
    Geert Laporte, EurActiv, 12 April 2017

    Reddingsoperaties, mensenhandel en gezicht erachter: verhaal van 16-jarige Mamadou
    ECDPM,, 27 March 2017

    EU-Tunisia Cooperation on Migration: Conflicting Agendas?
    Tasnim Abderrahim and Anna Knoll, Sahel Standard, 20 March 2017

    Focus to reducing migration from Libya could ‘destabilise country’
    ECDPM and Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime, Times of Malta, 18 March 2017

    Analysis: The EU’s Migration Cooperation With North Africa: Will The ‘Carrot and Stick’ Approach Work?
    Tasnim Abderrahim and Anna Knoll, Sahel Standard, 13 March 2017

    Герт Лапорт: Трябва да поемем риска “Европа на няколко скорости”
    Geert Laporte, Radio Bulgaria, 4 March 2017

    Ja, din skat er et kvinderspørgsmål
    Luckystar Miyandazi, ActionAid Denmark, pp. 32-35, 1 March 2017

    New report warns on ‘creative accounting’ diverting aid to housing refugees within EU
    Euractiv, 6 February 2017

    Migrationsfokus överskuggar fattigdomsbekämpning inom biståndet
    Anna Knoll and Andrew Sherriff,, 2 February 2017

    Komt er na Turkije ook een Libië-deal?
    Interview with Anna Knoll, EenVandaag, 2 February 2017

    Migration: New Study Shows Strain on Devt. Assistance
    Sahel Standard, 1 February 2017

    De dodelijkste grens ter wereld: De EU-Afrika-vluchtelingendeals
    Anna Knoll, De Groene Amsterdammer, 19 January 2017


    Un partenariat équitable sur la migration ?
    Annabelle Laferrère et Anna Knoll, Mutations Quotidien, 12 December 2016.

    Tunisia: Jemna – the Challenge of Local Empowerment in the Tunisian Hinterland
    Tasnim Abderrahim, allAfrica, 16 November 2016

    Europese ontwikkelingssamenwerking: hoe nu verder?
    ECDPM, One World, 3 November 2016

    Why an African Mass Withdrawal from the ICC is possible
    Luckystar Miyandazi, Philomena Apiko and Faten Aggad-Clerx, Newsweek, 2 November 2016

    Africa Transforming Agriculture To Combat Climate Change
    Hanne Knaepen, InDepthNews, 27 October 2016. This article is also featured in BH24 and Eurasia Review.

    L’Accord commercial UE-Canada (CETA) et les Accords de partenariat économique (APE)
    San Bilal, Deutsche Welle, 25 October 2016

    Why the African Union can now reach its full potential
    Luckystar Miyandazi, Ghana Voice, 24 October 2016. This article is also featured in Diplomatic Call , Newsweek and Africa54 News.

    Is the EU’s migration partnership approach with African countries balanced?
    Annabelle Laferrère and Anna Knoll, Afronline, 24 October 2016

    There is more to the African Union than meets the eye
    Luckystar Miyandazi, Sahel Standard, 17 October 2016

    Minder hulp, meer privé-kapitaal: nieuwe kolonisering ontwikkelingslanden?
    Geert Laporte, MO* Mondiaal Nieuws, 17 October 2016

    Uitvoering coherentiebeleid Ploumen schiet nog tekort
    Paul Engel, Vice Versa, 10 October 2016

    West Africa: Nepad, Ecowas Hold Knowledge Management Workshop in Senegal
    ECDPM, allAfrica, 4 October 2016

    Who pays for peace in Africa?
    Sophie Desmidt, Afronline, 26 September 2016. This article is also featured in Addis Fortune.

    The European External Investment Plan: more than old wine in a new bottle
    San Bilal, EurActiv, 16 September 2016

    How recession is crippling African Union
    ECDPM, Sahel Standard, 6 September 2016

    Europese ontwikkelingshulp als steekpenning om Afrikaanse migranten buiten te houden
    Anna Knoll, MO* Mondiaal Nieuws, 2 September 2016

    Militants are devastating Nigeria’s oil industry again. Here’s what you need to know
    Tarila Marclint Ebiede, Washington Post, 11 July 2016

    Scoping report: Improving the perspective for regional trade and investment in West Africa
    ECDPM, Tralac, 11 July 2016

    Brexit will impact on EU trade agreements and future relations with ACP, European think tank ECDPM, Pacific Island News Association, 3 July 2016

    Who will pay for the peacekeeping missions in Africa?
    ECDPM, Hiiraan Online, 3 July 2016. This article is also featured in Asoko Insight

    Mogherini’s new Global Strategy offers lighthouse for EU in uncertain waters
    Damien Helly, Euractiv, 1 July 2016

    Could a Brexit weaken Europe’s ability to tackle global poverty?
    Ewald Wermuth, Reuters, 20 June 2016. This article is also featured in The Daily Star, Gulf Digital News and Daily Mail.

    Adapter l’aide pour le commerce à l’économie des services
    ECDPM, ICTSD, 31 May 2016

    Tailoring Aid for Trade to the services economy
    Dan Lui, ICTSD, 19 May 2016

    “Fridays of the Commission”: Regional integration in Africa and how to make it work
    ECDPM, BizWire Express, 17 May 2016

    Doing regional integration differently in Africa
    Jan Vanheukelom and Bruce Byiers, Afronline, 15 May 2016

    Conference debate of the Fridays of the Commission: Doing regional integration in Africa differently?
    ECDPM, Foreign Affairs, 11 May 2016

    WAMPEX 2016 conference focuses on opportunities and sustainability
    Isabelle Ramdoo, Mining News, 6 May 2016

    “A crise migratória vai ser o maior desafio para a Europa”
    Geert Laporte, Esquillo Noticias, 4 May 2016

    Africa not walking the talk of regional integration
    ECDPM, New Business Ethiopia, 3 May 2016

    Disunity in Europe: What does the future hold for refugee response?
    Anna Knoll, Devex, 2 May 2016

    From Rocks to Industries – How Can the Extractive Industries Be a Platform for African Industrialisation?
    ECDPM, AllAfrica, 27 April 2016

    Time to fundamentally rethink ACP-EU relations
    ECDPM, Pacific Island News Association, 17 April 2016

    EU looks to confirm aid as a lever on human rights issues
    ECDPM, Euractiv, 14 April 2016

    Doing regional integration differently in Africa
    ECDPM, Euractiv, 13 April 2016

    EU aid for African integration “badly targeted”
    ECDPM, Public Finance International, 11 April 2016

    A Europe-Africa marriage in Paris?
    Hanne Knaepen, Government Gazette, March 2016

    Peace, Security No More Elitist Reductions
    Sophie Desmidt and Tarila M Ebiede, Addis Fortune, 29 March 2016

    Development finance in 2016: eight steps forward
    Sebastian Große-Puppendahl, Guardian, 7 March 2016

    Cotonou redefined: An end to aid dependency?
    Geert Laporte, Devex, 7 March 2016

    Four Challenges for Africa in 2016
    James Mackie and Rhys Williams, AllAfrica, 12 February 2016

    L’accord de Cotonou pourrait s’élargir à l’Amérique latine et l’Asie
    ECDPM, Euractiv, 10 February 2016

    Development is geopolitical
    Rhys Williams, Euractiv, 5 February 2016

    EU needs ‘radical rethink’ of foreign aid in 2016
    James Mackie and Rhys Williams, Euractiv, 29 January 2016

    SABC interview: AU Summit
    Faten Aggad, SABC, 26 January 2016

    Extractives have not benefited resource-rich countries in Africa
    ECDPM, The Namibian, 22 January 2016

    Europe’s changing priorities
    ECDPM, Dominican Today, 22 January 2016

    Afrique : Le partenariat ACP-UE jugé peu performant
    ECDPM, Info plus Gabon, 14 January 2016

    La nouvelle révolution verte en Afrique subsaharienne – Partie 2 sur 2
    ECDPM, Anti-K, 13 January 2016

    Time to fundamentally rethink ACP-EU relations
    ECDPM, Pacific Island News Association, 8 January 2016


    WTO in Nairobi – Did realism win over ambition?
    Isabelle Ramdoo, Africa Business, 21 December 2015

    Surprise win for Africa as it gains greater market access globally 
    San Bilal, the East African, 19 December 2015

    Commerce internationale: conférence de l’OMC à Nairobi, la première en Afrique (used by 30 other media outlets)
    ECDPM, RTL, 15 December 2015

    African leaders push for WTO pact but experts are skeptical
    ECDPM, Deutsche Welle, 15 December 2015

    Global trade talks open in Kenya (used in 70 other media outlets)
    ECDPM, Agence France Press, 15 December 2015

    WTO conference – agricultural exports
    Francesco Rampa, BBC Worldwide, 15 December 2015

    What you need to know about European climate finance
    Alisa Herrero-Cangas, Devex, 14 December 2015

    EU aims to crack down on unsustainable palm oil and illegal logging
    San Bilal, Euractiv, 9 December 2015

    Does the WTO respond to Africa’s ambitions?
    Isabelle Ramdoo, Africa Business, 1 December 2015

    Africa’s position at COP21
    Hanne Knaepen, BBC Worldwide – Newsday, 1 December 2015

    How to secure food under the climate change pressure
    Hanne Knaepen, Devex, 30 November 2015

    7 ways to make climate-smart agriculture central to COP21 and beyond
    Hanne Knaepen and Francesco Rampa, Devex, 30 November 2015

    The Valletta Summit – a Bond or a Knot Between Europe and Africa?
    Anna Knoll, AllAfrica, 13 November 2015

    EU’s top-down approach may run against high-impact aid strategy
    Alisa Herrero Cangas, Devex, 2 November 2015

    EXCLUSIVE. EU-Africa: Valletta, the summit of dissent
    Anna Knoll, Afronline, 29 October 2015

    UE-Africa: La Valletta, il Summit della discordia
    Anna Knoll, Vita, 29 October 2015

    Policy, politics and power: The future for EU leadership on #globaldev
    James Mackie and Geert Laporte, Euractiv, 28 October 2015

    EU Trade and Investment: A bumpy road
    San Bilal, Euractiv, 26 October 2015

    Interesting facts about Africa
    ECDPM, New Kerala, 21 October 2015

    Lisboa recebe conferência sobre a ajuda ao desenvolvimento global
    ECDPM, Mundo Português, 20 October 2015

    Better aid comes with better political understanding
    Alisa Herrero Cangas, Addis Fortune, 19 October 2015

    10 internationale instellingen in Zuid-Limburg waar we als regio trots op zijn
    ECDPM, Zuid Limburg, 05 October 2015

    Sustainable development goals: what business needs to know
    San Bilal, Guardian, 24 September 2015

    Canada Has a Role to Play in Sustainable Development
    ECDPM, Huffington Post, 23 September 2015

    After Addis, the road to New York lies ahead
    Anna Knoll and Sebastian Grosse-Puppendahl, EEU magazine for Japanese Embassy, 15 September 2015

    Africa beyond 2015: The Africa Forum’s 3 main takeaways
    Sebastian Grosse-Puppendahl, Devex, 15 September 2015

    De ademnood van een planeet
    Hanne Knaepen, n’Go, September 2015

    James Mackie, Addis Fortune, 08 August 2015

    Poverty and Violence: Europe post-2015 
    Sebastian Große-Puppendahl, Alisa Herrero and Anna Knoll, EurActiv, 22 July 2015

    A tax on both your houses
    James Mackie, ISS Today, 16 July 2015

    De prijs van het verwaarlozen van de armste landen is hoog
    James Mackie, MO, 13 July 2015

    Wat je moet weten over de geldconferentie in Addis Abeba
    James Mackie, OneWorld, 13 July 2015

    Post-2015: A paradigm shift?
    James Mackie, Europe’s World, 13 July 2015

    Geert Laporte, expert dezvoltare: „Avem mai multă sărăcie în Europa decât în trecut”
    Geert Laporte, EurActiv Romania, 9 July 2015

    Why Europe needs a global strategy
    ECDPM, EurActiv, 3 July 2015

    Borrowing responsibly: Africa’s challenge
    ECDPM, Independent Online, 27 June 2015

    Interview with Damien Helly (ECDPM): Foreign Presence in Sahel Is More Diversified, but Better Coordination Is Needed
    Damien Helly, Afronline, 18 June 2015

    Want to work in #globaldev? Go local and learn how to communicate
    James Mackie, Devex, 9 June 2015

    Frutuoso de Melo: “No Contradiction between EU-Africa Cooperation and Our Partnership with the ACP Countries”
    ECDPM, Afronline, 8 June 2015

    Africa: Improving Food Security Requires the Upscaling of Public Private Partnerships (ppps)
    Francesco Rampa, AllAfrica, 1 June 2015

    Private sector concessional loans as ODA — why not?
    James Mackie, Devex, 29 May 2015

    Time to ‘call EU’s bluff’ on paradigm shift
    ECDPM, Devex, 27 May 2015

    Central African Republic: From Humanitarian Aid to Development Support Through an Innovative Approach in Central African Republic
    Volker Hauck, AllAfrica, 26 May 2015

    Africa: Achieving Positive Peace and Effective Governance – African Tools for Measuring the UN Sustainable Development Goals
    Adedayo Bolaji-Adio, AllAfrica, 19 May 2015

    A New Approach to Finance for Development
    James Mackie, Capacity4Dev, 7 May 2015

    Disharmony in Brussels over the future of overseas aid
    ECDPM, SciDev, 7 May 2015

    EU Calls for Paradigm Shift in Development Cooperation
    ECDPM, Inter Press Service, 5 May 2015

    EU development finance needs a ‘completely new approach’, report says
    ECDPM, Guardian, 4 May 2015

    5 vragen aan … Paul Engel
    Paul Engel, Fair Politics, 28 April 2015

    African Agriculture – What About the Recs? – 11th CAADP PP Media Brief
    ECDPM, All Africa, 26 March 2015

    ‘We are not perfect’ — EU development commissioner
    Alisa Herrero Cangas, Devex, 25 March 2015

    Challenges for EU, Africa relations
    ECDPM, Ghana Business, 7 March 2015

    ‘No revolution’ in 11th EDF upsurge, but still encouraging
    Alisa Herrero Cangas, Devex, 6 March 2015

    Is Mimica holding all the aces?
    ECDPM, Afronline, 4 March 2015

    Patrick Gomes: practical diplomat
    Paul Engel, European Voice, 26 February 2015

    #JeSuisCharlie: Europe’s burning issue, or business as usual for aid?
    James Mackie, Devex, 19 February 2015

    ECDPM in Top 20 Percent for Funding Transparency
    ECDPM, All Africa, 19 February 2015

    Where Is the ‘A’ in ‘Brics’?
    Rebecca Ramsamy, All Africa, 19 February 2015

    It’s not about Mugabe, it’s about the AU
    Geert Laporte, Devex, 4 February 2015

    Judy Asks: Can Europe Help Africa’s Failed States?
    Andrew Sherriff, Carnegie Europe, 28 January 2015

    The post-2015 debate: Inequality matters…mainly beyond the SDGs
    San Bilal, Europe’s World, 27 January 2015

    Climate change: 2015 can be decisive, but more work needs to be done
    Hanne Knaepen, iecoafrica, 14 January 2015

    Africa: Crucial Year for Africa’s Development
    James Mackie and Rhys Williams, AllAfrica, 14 January 2015

    5 challenges for Africa and Europe in 2015
    James Mackie and Rhys Williams, Devex, 14 January 2015

    Are Europe and Africa Ready to Tackle the Post-2015 Era?
    ECDPM, AllAfrica, 9 January 2015

    2015 Crucial Year for Africa’s Future Development
    ECDPM, AllAfrica, 9 January 2015

    Is Europe ready for post-2015 development?
    James Mackie and Rhys Williams, Euractiv, 9 January 2015


    From Lima to Paris: 5 promising pathways for a joint EU-Africa position on climate change
    Hanne Knaepen, Devex, 23 December 2014

    Africa: ACP-EU Re-Examine Long-Standing Partnership, As New ACP Secretary General Announced
    ECDPM, AllAfrica, 11 December 2014

    Peasants against the pacts
    ECDPM, Africa Confidential, 21 November 2014

    Choosing a Caricom national as new ACP Secretary General
    Patrick I. Gomes, Jamaica Observer, 10 November 2014

    New EU leaders urged to push the ball together on global challenges
    Paul Engel, Devex, 4 November 2014

    Africa: New development financing models for Africa – A look back at ADF9
    Sahra El Fassi, Faten Aggad-Clerx, AllAfrica, 4 November 2014

    In response to Malabo: Tripling intra-Africa agricultural trade, promoting inclusive regional value chain
    Francesco Rampa, The Daily Monitor, 31 October 2014

    Sverige och utmaningarna för EU:s utvecklingssamarbete
    Biståndsdebatten, 30 October 2014

    Manoeuvering At the Margins of an EPA Deadlock – Will the EAC Bow Down to EU Pressure?
    Fredrick Njehu, AllAfrica, 27 October 2014

    Interview with ECDPM Director Paul Engel on whether the new European Commission will deliver on its ambitions Paul Engel, Radio 1 Limburg, 26 October 2014

    Europe-Afrique : pourquoi tant de peine ?
    San Bilal, Alternatives Economiques, October 2014

    Analyse Politik für die ganze Welt
    ECDPM, Frankfurter Rundschau, 23 October 2014

    Ministers ‘agree to agree’ on ramping up EU’s Ebola response
    Volker Hauck and Sophie Desmidt, Devex 21 October 2014

    Why the EU’s Ebola response doesn’t add up
    Volker Hauck and Sophie Desmidt, Devex 20 October 2014

    African regional bloc urged to help farmers get access to bank credit
    Francesco Rampa, Coastweek 15 October 2014

    Sverige och utmaningarna för EU:s utvecklingssamarbete
    Geert Laporte, Bistå, 8 October 2014

    Kenyan Exports to Europe Now Face Tariffs
    San Bilal, AllAfrica 6 October 2014

    Flower and vegetable growers jumpy
    San Bilal, The Indian Ocean Newsletter 3 October 2014

    EU introduces tariffs on goods from Kenya
    San Bilal, European Voice 2 October 2014

    EU imposes duties on Kenyan exports
    San Bilal, Europolitics 30 September 2014

    What awaits the new EU leadership?
    James Mackie, Devex 29 September 2014

    Europe ‘risks dividing science and development policy’
    Paul Engel, SciDev 29 September 2014

    EAC ministers lobby for ‘softer landing’ for Kenyan exports to European Union
    San Bilal, The East African 27 September 2014

    À qui profite la deal?
    Isabelle Ramdoo, Jeune Afrique 24 September 2014

    L’UE pèse peu dans le débat sur le climat
    Hanne Knaepen, Le Temps 24 September 2014

    EU cannot afford climate change ‘oblivion’
    Alisa Herrero Cangas and Hanne Knaepen, Devex, 23 September 2014

    East Africa Agrees Draft EU Trade Pact to Avoid Tax Charges
    ECDPM, Bloomberg 22 September 2014

    EAC-EU EPA deal in sight with deadline for conclusion looming
    ECDPM, Bridges Africa 18 September 2014

    Scottish independence would open doors for development
    Dr James Mackie, Guardian 16 September 2014

    Scotland referendum heaps questions over future of UK aid
    Dr James Mackie, DEVEX, 15 September 2014

    Europa no es una isla
    ETTG, El Pais, 4 September 2014

    Vijf uitdagingen die Europa en de wereld kunnen veranderen
    Paul Engel, Mondiaal Nieuws, 5 September 2014

    Ανθρωπιστική βοήθεια σε εμπόλεμες περιοχές
    ETTG, PatrasTimes, 3 September 2014

    La coopération Sud-Sud, mutuellement bénéfique
    San Bilal,, 2 September 2014

    5 challenges for the EU leadership
    European Think Tanks Group, Devex, 1 September 2014

    EU must develop ‘best supporting actor’ role in war zones
    Paul Engel and Volker Hauck, Euractiv, 1 September 2014

    Europe and the sustainable development goals
    Anna Knoll, The Broker, 29 August 2014

    Breaking heads over questions of change
    Frauke de Weijer, The Broker, 20 August 2014

    U.S.-Africa Summit – Are We Up for a New Deal?
    Isabelle Ramdoo, AllAfrica, 1 August 2014

    SADC Conclude EPA Negotiation….As EPA/ESA Ministers Meet
    Isabelle Ramdoo, Zambia National Farmers Union, 28 July 2014

    View on Private Sector: How to invest in the SDGs
    Isabelle Ramdoo, SciDev, 24 July 2014

    EU strikes second regional trade deal in Africa
    Quentin de Roquefeuil, European Voice, 24 July 2014

    South Africa, Angola agree EU trade deal
    Isabelle Ramdoo, European Voice, 18 July 2014

    What China’s shift away from self-sufficiency means for African agriculture
    Hanne Knaepen, Devex, 18 July 2014

    Linking up for a food-secure world
    Francesco Rampa, Devex, 18 July 2014

    How to make the EU-West Africa trade partnership work
    Quentin de Roquefeuil, Devex, 16 July 2014

    5 takeaways from the OECD Global Forum on Development
    Sebastian Grosse-Puppendahl, Devex, 14 July 2014

    EU Development Cooperation: Welcome to the blending era
    Florian Krätke, Afronline, 11 July 2014

    Our common interest: Why Europe’s problems need global solutions
    Melissa Julian, Devex, 30 June 2014

    Acción final para un futuro incluyente y sostenible
    ERD, Costa Rica on, 27 June 2014

    How Can Africa Fund Its Own Development Initiatives?
    Sahra El Fassi, AllAfrica, 23 June 2014

    Développement: l’Afrique pourrait financer elle même 70% de son développement
    Sahra El Fassi, Les Dépêches de Brazzaville, 23 June 2014

    Let’s Be Honest About ACP Validity
    Geert Laporte, Jamaican Gleaner, 22 June 2014

    The ACP: An organization past its time?
    Geert Laporte, Stabroek News, 22 June 2014

    Being honest about the ACP
    Geert Laporte, Dominican Today, 22 June 2014

    The View from Europe: Being honest about the ACP
    Geert Laporte, The Barbados Advocate, 22 June 2014

    Being honest about the ACP
    Geert Laporte, the Caribbean Council, 22 June 2014

    EU Delegates discuss renewal of economic partnership agreement
    Bruce Byiers, CCTV Africa, 19 June 2014

    How will the EU’s private sector strategy play out?
    Bruce Byiers, Florian Krätke, Devex, 2 June 2014

    What the EU elections mean for global development
    Andrew Sherriff, Devex, 29 May 2014

    ECDPM named financial transparency leader
    ECDPM, El Confidencial, 7 May 2014

    EU – donor eller samarbejdspartner for Afrika?
    Geert Laporte, EUtropolis, 4 May 2014

    Luís Amado “Relação da Europa com África tem de passar de imposição para proposição”
    Geert Laporte, Notícias ao Minuto, 29 April 2014

    Conferência “O Jogo Global Mudou – Qual o papel das relações Europa-África?”
    ECDPM, IMVF, 28 April 2014

    Relações Europa-África juntam especialistas em Lisboa
    ECDPM, RDP Africa, 28 April 2014

    Lisboa Debate sobre futuro das relações Europa-África junta especialistas
    ECDPM, Notícias ao Minuto, 28 April 2014

    Met wie danst de EU in de multipolaire wereld?
    Geert Laporte, Mondiaal Nieuws, 10 April 2014

    Laporte (ECDPM) e l’EU-Africa Summit/1: “La sfida più grande? Creare lavoro in Africa”
    Geert Laporte, AfricaEuropa, 9 april 2014

    Sommet Europe-Afrique : cap sur le libéralisme!
    Isabelle Ramdoo, Jeune Afrique, 8 April 2014

    EU-Africa summit light on deliverables as key trade agreement falls through
    Faten Aggad-Clerx, This is Africa, 7 April 2014

    Reactie op topoverleg tussen de EU en Afrika
    Geert Laporte, VRT Radio 1, 4 April 2014

    Comment: ECOWAS, EU and economic partnership agreement
    San Bilal, GhanaWeb, 4 April 2014

    Niemand zo blind voor Afrika’s potentieel als de EU’
    Geert Laporte, MO, 4 April 2014

    Interview with Damien Helly on the results of the EU-Africa Summit
    Damien Helly, France24, 3 April 2014

    War-torn Central African Republic dominates EU-Africa summit
    San Bilal, Euronews, 2 April 2014

    Europäisch-Afrikanisches Gipfeltreffen in Brüssel
    Geert Laporte, Deutsche Welle, 2 April 2014

    Crisis talks on CAfrica as mammoth EU-Africa summit opens
    Geert Laporte, GlobalPost, 2 April 2014

    Africa’s increasing assertiveness good for EU relations
    ECDPM, Africa Review, 2 April 2014

    Power play at EU-Africa Summit
    ECDPM, Ghana, 2 April 2014

    LIVE STREAM: ECDPM’s San Bilal will be discussing EU-Africa relations at 13:10 and 13:40 CT today on Euronews
    San Bilal, Euronews, 2 April 2014

    Vertice UE-Africa: al centro economia e sicurezza
    Geert Laporte, Radio Vaticana, 2 April 2014

    Mammoth EU-Africa summit tackles migration, trade and peace
    Geert Laporte, Agence France Presse, 1 April 2014

    Europe-Afrique : immigration, comment éviter le naufrage ?
    Geert Laporte, Jeune Afrique, 1 April 2014

    Africa: EU-Africa Summit – More Trouble Than It’s Worth
    ECDPM, AllAfrica, 1 April 2014

    Il y avait, certainement, un déséquilibre dans les rapports entre l’afrique et l’europe
    ECDPM, Hommes d’Afrique, April 2014

    Schultz: Cut aid to African countries with anti-gay law bans
    Faten Aggad-Clerx, EurActiv, 1 April 2014

    Europe-Africa relations: Well-intentioned diplomatic disaster? At the 4th EU-Africa Summit, a number of issues might push tensions high
    Faten Aggad-Clerx, Al Jazeera, 31 March 2014

    Africa: Europe and Africa – Crocodiles With One Stomach
    Damien Helly, AllAfrica, 31 March 2014

    Damien Helly : “Il y a un vrai besoin de recréer la confiance”
    Damien Helly, Les Dépêches de Brazzaville, numéro spécial, avril 2014

    Sommet Europe- Afrique : Crises, vous avec dit crises ?
    Geert Laporte, Jeune Afrique, no. 2776, 23 March 2014

    Sommet Europe- Afrique : Crises, vous avec dit crises ?
    Isabelle Ramdoo, Jeune Afrique, no. 2776, 23 March 2014

    An economist’s answer to the youth employment crisis in Africa
    The Guardian, Global Development Professionals Network, 21 March 2014 (Originally published in ECDPM GREAT Insights, vol. 3, no. 2, 2014

    Vers un accord de libre-échange entre l’Europe et l’Afrique de l’Ouest
    Isabelle Ramdoo, La Tribune, 19 March 2014

    Africa-Europe relations need to change with the times
    San Bilal, European Voice, 13 March 2014

    Five barriers to job creation: From red tape and infrastructure to mismatched skills, what are the five key obstacles to getting more people into work
    The Guardian, 11 March 2014

    Landmark deal
    ECDPM, Africa Confidential, 7 March 2014

    Partnerskabsaftale med Vestafrika varsler tøbrud efter årtis forhandling
    Isabelle Ramdoo, Altinget-Udvikling, 20 February 2014

    « Pérenniser les relations Afrique-UE » – Session spéciales des “Vendredis de la Commission » – Comment les relations UE-Afrique peuvent-elles avancer en 2014 ?, 12 February 2014

    Family farms are model farms, says FAO chief
    Francesco Rampa, The Guardian, Global Development Professionals Network, 19 February 2014

    EU struggles to balance interests in North Africa
    Faten Aggad-Clerx, This is Africa, 11 February 2014

    Quentin de Roquefeuil on the Economic Partnership Agreement concluded between the EU and West-Africa
    EuradioNantes, 7 February 2014

    Damien Helly on the current political situation in Mali
    DHE, 6 February 2014

    Commission on brink of major trade deal in Africa
    European Voice, 6 February 2014

    EU seals free trade deal with West Africa
    Euractiv, 5 February 2014

    West Africa: Economic Partnership Agreements – West Africa Seals a Deal At the 11th Hour
    Isabelle Ramdoo, San Bilal,, 27 January 2014

    Making Extractive Industries Truly Transformative For Africa – Analysis
    EurAsia Review, 26 January 2014

    Stop selling off African land – invest in farmers instead
    The Guardian, Global Development Professionals Network, 23 January 2014

    Africa: Strong Leadership Should Take Africa-EU Relations Beyond Aid in 2014, 16 January 2014


    France: Out of Africa and back?
    Faten Aggad-Clerx, Aljazeera, 16 December 2013

    Sustainability will dominate post-2015 development agenda
    European Voice, 5 December 2013

    Do Africans buy into the booming Africa narrative?
    Faten Aggad, Aljazeera, 18 November 2013

    Exclusive: EU to offer South Africa end to block on sugar exports
    Reuters, 11 November 2013

    Policy coherence: a sensible idea lost in translation?
    Florian Krätke, The Guardian, 11 November 2013

    Trade talks set to disrupt Africa-Europe relations
    San Bilal, This is Africa, 7 November 2013

    Built to last? Infrastructure development in fragile states
    The Guardian, Global Development Professionals Network, 6 November 2013

    Africa’s position on EPAs reiterated
    Hon. Prof. Peter H. Katjavivi, The Villager, 21 October 2013

    10 ways to make humanitarian efforts complement development
    The Guardian, Global Development Professionals Network, 9 October 2013

    Blurred lines: who should lead post-crisis recovery?
    The Guardian, Global Development Professionals Network, 26 September 2013

    NGOs claim poor countries lose $100bn yearly from tax dodges by EU firms
    EurActiv, Development Policy News, 19 September 2013

    NGOs claim poor countries lose $100bn annually due to tax dodges by EU firms
    The Guardian, Global Development, 18 September 2013

    Liberia: VP Boakai: Liberia committed to Maputo Declaration
    allAfrica, 12 September 2013

    Highlights from the Global Development Professionals NetworkWest Africa: full steam ahead on implementing regional agricultural policy
    The Guardian, Global Development Professional Network, 3 August 2013

    Taking financial services to Africa’s poorest consumers
    The Guardian, Global Development Professional Network, 15 July 2013

    Who needs aid?
    Jan Vanheukelom, The Voice of Russia, 27 June 2013

    Has The ACP A Future?
    The Jamaica Gleaner, 23 June 2013

    La perte de compétitivité est la rançon du succès
    Isabelle Ramdoo, Jeune Afrique, May 2013

    EU pushing ‘old 90s script’ on next UN aid agenda
    EurActiv, 10 April 2013

    MDGs: The case for collective global action
    The Guardian, Global Development Professional Network, 9 April 2013

    Development must tackle jobs and migration, say European thinktanks
    The Guardian Global Development, The Future of Development, 9 April 2013

    How can agribusiness work best for development?
    The Guardian Global Development Professionals online debate, 4 April 2013

    EU Faces Familiar Roadblocks in Mapping Out Sustainable Development Goals
    The Interdependent, 1 April 2013

    Ook een marginale vooruitgang is een vooruitgang
    Geert Laporte, Dimensie 3: Het Magazine van de Belgische Ontwikkelingssamenwerking, Maart-April 2013

    Trade between Europe and Africa: how to resuscitate an ailing deal
    The Guardian, Global Development Professional Network, 28 February 2013

    Des experts passent à la loupe la gouvernance politique et économique sénégalaise
    Agence de Presse Sénégalaise, 28 February 2013

    Analyse d’économie politique au Sénégal : L’Europe dénonce l’opacité du budget de l’Assemblée nationale
    The World News II, 28 February 2013

    Analyse d’économie politique au Sénégal : L’Europe dénonce l’opacité du budget de l’Assemblée nationale
    Le Quotidien, 28 February 2013

    La délégation de l’UE publie son rapport sur le Sénégal
    LeralNet, 28 February 2013

    Sénégal: Comment et où se sucrent nos gouvernants?
    PressAfrik, 28 February 2013

    Rapport de l’UE sur le Sénégal: “les marabouts sont plus dans une logique de coopération avec le pouvoir que dans une logique de contre-pouvoirs”
    DakarActu, 28 February 2013

    Union européenne – Sénégal: Rapport d’analyse économique politique (AEP) au Sénégal
    Tixup! L’info en continue… , 27 February 2013

    Bonne gouvernance: Une étude de l’Ue identifie six leviers d’opportunités de changement
    DakarActu, 21 February 2013

    Abdou Latif Coulibaly reçoit un rapport de l’Union européenne, mercredi
    DakarActu, 20 February 2013

    Trade between Europe and Africa: how to resuscitate an ailing deal
    The Guardian, Global Development Professional Network, 28 February 2013

    EU’s ‘decent life’ plan seeks to shape UN development goals
    EurActiv, 26 February 2013

    The new poor give less
    Africa Confidential, 15 February 2013

    Africa: Time for an African Renaissance 2.0, 27 January 2013


    Où sont les économistes africains?
    Jeune Afrique, 25 November – 1 December 2012

    Africa’s Natural Resources
    China Radio International, 22 November 2012

    Is there a future for the ACP group?
    ANC Today, 16-22 November 2012

    Africa urged to diversify
    The Guardian Weekly, 2-8 November 2012

    PPPs draw questions on trade-offs, development impact
    Devex, 29 October 2012

    Africa must diversify to save itself from resource curse, says thinktank
    The Guardian, 25 October 2012

    What needs to be done to provide food security for the world’s hungry people?
    Debating Europe, 22 October 2012

    EU development commissioner Andris Piebalgs fights his corner on aid
    The Guardian, 18 October 2012

    „Ein neuer Index könnte das 0,7-Prozent-Ziel ergänzen“
    Welt Sichten, October 2012

    Trade to trump politics at SA-EU summit
    Business Day, 17 September 2012

    Forging a partnership with the EU beyond shared history
    Sunday Independent, 17 September 2012

    Is the 0.7% aid target still relevant?
    The Guardian, 2 August 2012 

    EU trade reforms ‘will hurt developing countries’
    The Guardian, 27 July 2012

    Donors, recipients need to revisit aid strategy
    The Himalayan Times, 17 July 2012

    EU sugar aid for Swaziland leaves a bitter taste
    The Guardian, 19 July 2012

    Trade talks between Europe and Africa. Time to bring the curtain down?
    The Guardian, 12 July 2012

    Development aid and the global recession
    Interview with Geert Laporte, ‘People in the Know’ – China Radio International, 3 July 2012

    Zoning in and Zoning out
    Faten Aggad, Africa-Asia Confidential, June 2012

    Tres modos de contribuir al desarrollo de los países pobres en plena crisis
    El Pais, 2 June 2012

    Innovation ‘must consider water, energy and land jointly’
    SciDev.Net, 25 May 2012

    Report examines how land, water and energy must be managed as a whole
    Renewable Energy Magazine, 21 May 2012

    Europe urged to ‘radically transform’ water policy
    EurActiv, 19 May 2012

    Entwicklungsbericht: Wasser, Energie und Land besser managen
    EPO Entwicklungspolitik Online, 17 May 2012

    Water policy needs ‘radical’ change to protect people and environment
    The Guardian, 16 May 2012


    The future of EU external action is up for grabs, 6 December 2011

    Balkon van Limburg Interview with Paul Engel
    L1 Radio, 7 November 2011

    El capital social enfocado al desarrollo rural
    Interview with Paul Engel, CONDESAN, October 2011

    Special Report: Changing the rules of the game
    Frauke de Weijer, The Broker, 10 October 2011

    Europe Puts Foot Down on EPAs
    Servaas van den Bosch, IPS, 4 October 2011

    Development is about much more than aid, argues ECDPM Eurostep, 12 July 2011 ACP’s future post-Cotonou discussed during ECDPM’s 25 anniversary celebrations
    CARICOM Office of Trade, Daily Digest, 12th July 2011

    A challenge to the ACP. 4th & 5th July 2011, CARICOM Office of Trade Daily Digest
    Simon Maxwell, 8th July 2011

    Is there a future for the ACP?
    The Gleaner, 10 July 2011. The View from Europe Column by David Jessop is featured in several Caribbean newspapers. 

    Hearts and minds for ACP-EU relations
    The ACP-EU Relationship Blog, The Broker, 7 July 2011

    ACP-landen: probleem voor EU, kans voor China
    Mondiaal Nieuws, 5 July 2011

    TRADE: The future of ACP, Europe relations – What happens after Cotonou expires in 2020?
    Islands Business, July 2011

    The future of ACP, Europe relations. What happens after Cotonou expires in 2020?
    Makereta Komai, Islands Business, Pacific, July, 2011

    Reforming the EU Generalised System of Preferences. Is it worth the effort?
    Xavier Cirera, IPS, 28 June 2011

    ‘Time out’ on the promises of European Union Partnership
    Huntington News16 June 2011

    C’bean sleepwalking into deal with EU
    Jamaica Gleaner, 29 May 2011

    The Joint Caribbean EU Strategy. Reflections and Analysis. ECDPM Workshop Report
    EPA News Brief Digest, 9 May 2011

    Is there a willingness to get capacity development right?
    Volker Hauck, The Broker, 20 April 2011

    On development policy, the EU’s External Action Service is looking vulnerable
    Article in Europe’s World by Paul Engel, Eleonora Köb and Jeske van Seters, 10 March 2011

    Governance, Domestic Accountability and Aid Effectiveness Roundtable Report
    Alan Hudson on Accountability Matters, 11 February 2011

    < 2010

    Putting Politics in the Picture
    ECDPM on capacity4dev, December 2010

    Migration woes to colour key Africa-EU summit 
    EU Business, 28 November 2010 ECDPM perspectives on Policy Coherence for Development and the European External Action Service quoted

    EU, Africa to focus on economic ties
    ECDPM quoted in European Voice, 25 November 2010

    Europe: the world awaits
    Simon Maxwell, Pierre Schori, Dirk Messner and Paul Engel, Europe’s World, 30 October 2009