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Monitoring Economic Partnership Agreements

Inputs to the negotiations and beyond


Michael Brüntrup, Sanoussi Bilal, Franziska Jerosch, Niels Keijzer, Christiane Loquai, Francesco Rampa, Tobias Reichert. 2008. Monitoring economic partnership agreements: inputs to the negotiations and beyond (Studies 37) Bonn: German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik.

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With the contours and implications of the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between the European Union (EU)1 and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries becoming visible and real, the focus in the debate is shifting from the negotiation of the agreements to the challenges of their potential implementation from 2008 onwards. This study aims to contribute to this ongoing debate, in which the need to closely monitor the agreements is more and more emphasized, by making concrete recommendations on how different options for monitoring EPAs could be integrated into their legal text and realized in practice.

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External authors

Michael Brüntrup

Franziska Jerosch

Niels Keijzer

Christiane Loquai

Tobias Reichert