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ACP-EU relations after 2020: The end of an era [Policy Podcast]

Written by Eric Pichon with Christian Dietrich (Maps) and Eulalia Claros (Graphics), One of the main building blocks of EU external relations, the Cotonou Partnership Agreement between the EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP), is set to expire in 2020. Due to EU institutional evolution and changes in the global balance of … Continue reading

Forum on the European Development Fund and the EU budget

Written by Alessandro D’Alfonso On 14 November 2014, the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) organised an informal forum on the European Development Fund (EDF) and the EU Budget to mark the publication of an in-depth analysis on the topic. Under the Chatham House Rule, experts from the European Court of Auditors and the European Parliament … Continue reading

European Development Fund – Joint development cooperation and the EU budget: out or in?

Written by Alessandro D’Alfonso As a major international actor in development cooperation, the EU has in the European Development Fund (EDF) its largest geographic instrument in this policy area, with €30.5 billion allocated to the 11th EDF for 2014-20. In recent years, around 30% of total EU spending on external assistance, including spending on both development and other categories, … Continue reading

Economic integration in Sub-Saharan African countries

written by Eric Pichon Last update: 9 January 2014. In a globalised world, regional economic integration is seen by many (liberal) economists as a way to realise economies of scale in goods’ and services’ production and distribution. An open and wider market should attract investments and in turn help create more jobs, which eventually would … Continue reading

The “New Deal” for engagement in fragile states

Despite steadily increasing inflows of official development assistance (ODA), fragile and conflict-affected states lag considerably behind other developing countries in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the 2015 target. Fragility and armed conflicts have seriously undermined their development. At the Fourth High-level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, South Korea in 2011, the g7+, … Continue reading

EU-Caribbean relations

The European Union sees the nations of the Caribbean as important political partners, with cooperation opportunities in a range of different areas, including trade and development. On the political side, regular and wide-ranging dialogue takes place between the European Union and CARIFORUM, its counterpart in the region. Thematic cooperation also occurs in ad-hoc meetings and … Continue reading

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