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Over the next few years, a series of major changes in European governance are likely to have a fundamental impact on the European Union’s global positioning and external actions. For those interested in international development cooperation and the EU’s relations with the ACP, and especially Africa, four areas merit particular attention:
All these changes are of course also occurring against the backdrop of international affairs and are therefore influenced by changing global concerns. Chief amongst these is the concern with security issues which is having a major influence on the policy agenda in EU external relations.