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Eric Pichon

Eric is an Information Specialist at the European Parliamentary Research Service.
Eric Pichon has written 3 posts for European Parliamentary Research Service Blog

Rwanda: 20 years after the genocide – what are the lessons of the past?

In 1994, from April to July, nearly 1 million Rwandans, mostly from the Tutsi minority, were massacred by the Rwandan army and civilians encouraged by an extremist Hutu government. Although a warning was sent as early as 11 January by General Romeo Dallaire, then head of the UN forces in Rwanda, the United Nations failed … Continue reading

Africa in focus: rethinking the EU partnership

EU Foreign Affairs are focused this first week of April by the EU-Africa Summit (2-3/04) bringing African and EU leaders together in Brussels. A dynamic player in this partnership, the European Parliament hosts the third Parliamentary Summit with the Pan-African Parliament (31/03-1/04). On this occasion, we offer some of our insights on Africa, drawing a mixed … Continue reading

EU, the Mediterranean and the Middle East – In Focus

Three years after the ousting of the former Tunisian president Ben Ali and the beginning of the uprisings in Egypt, it is perhaps a good time to take stock of what has been accomplished in the “Arab Spring countries” and the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Over the last three years, long-standing … Continue reading

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