Tag: EU-Africa relations

African Union-European Union Summit: Investing in youth for a sustainable future

African Union-European Union Summit: Investing in youth for a sustainable future

30 Nov 17  News
The 5th African Union-European Union Summit took place on 29-30 November in Abidjan, under the overarching theme of Youth. The Summit brought together leaders from 55 African Union...
Joint press release of the United Nations, the African Union and the European Union at the 5th AU-EU Summit in Abidjan

Joint press release of the United Nations, the African Union and the European Union at the 5th AU-EU Summit in Abidjan

30 Nov 17  News
Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire The United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, the President of the Europea...
Foreign Affairs Ministers of Africa and Europe convene in Abidjan to brainstorm on joint development issues

Foreign Affairs Ministers of Africa and Europe convene in Abidjan to brainstorm on joint development issues

29 Nov 17  News
The opening ceremony of the Joint AU-EU Ministerial Meeting was held on 28 November 2017 in the presence of AU Commissioners and high officials from the AU and the EU, ahead of the...
Europe and Africa are in business! Investing in opportunities at 6th EABF

Europe and Africa are in business! Investing in opportunities at 6th EABF

29 Nov 17  News
Business leaders, investors, innovative start-ups and young and women entrepreneurs from Africa and Europe met at the 6th EU-Africa Business Forum that took place in Abidjan, Côte...
European Parliament holds High-Level Conference: “Towards a renewed partnership with Africa”

European Parliament holds High-Level Conference: “Towards a renewed partnership with Africa”

24 Nov 17  News
Many positive changes such as rapid economic progress, the strengthening of institutions and rule of law have taken place on the African continent over the last two decades. A...
The European Union’s External Investment Plan: green light for the first five investment areas

The European Union’s External Investment Plan: green light for the first five investment areas

24 Nov 17  News
The European Commission has defined concrete areas of investments for its External Investment Plan. The new plan will mobilise €44 billion of sustainable investment for Africa an...
SADC-EU EPA High-Level Civil Society Forum – Johannesburg, 16 October 2017

SADC-EU EPA High-Level Civil Society Forum – Johannesburg, 16 October 2017

19 Oct 17  Event
On Monday, 16 October 2017, tralac participated in the SADC-European Union Economic Partnership Agreement High-Level Civil Society Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Forum a...
South African poultry and the SADC-EU EPA

South African poultry and the SADC-EU EPA

18 Oct 17  Discussion
Although the South African poultry industry is important in the broader agro-processing sector (especially in terms of employment) it is facing various difficulties. Even before th...
South African citrus exports under the SADC-EU EPA

South African citrus exports under the SADC-EU EPA

18 Oct 17  Discussion
Citrus fruits are one of the most important export products for the South African economy. For 2016 citrus fruit exports (1.7 million tonnes) were South Africa’s main agricultura...
Time to reset African Union-European Union relations

Time to reset African Union-European Union relations

18 Oct 17  News
Relations between the African Union (AU) and European Union (EU) reached a nadir in 2016 following serious disagreements over European payments to AU peacekeepers in Somalia. The f...
ACP countries target economic transformation in new relationship with Europe

ACP countries target economic transformation in new relationship with Europe

17 Oct 17  News
Members of Parliaments from Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific gathered in Brussels this week for the 47th session of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly, as well as joint intersessi...
ESA-EU Interim EPA: Joint communiqué of the sixth meeting of the EPA Committee

ESA-EU Interim EPA: Joint communiqué of the sixth meeting of the EPA Committee

13 Oct 17  News
The sixth meeting of the EPA Committee under the Interim Economic Partnership Agreement (IEPA) between the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) region and the European Union was held ...
President Museveni, EU Commission boss, discuss EPAs

President Museveni, EU Commission boss, discuss EPAs

29 Sep 17  News
President Yoweri Museveni has met the European Union (EU) Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and presented a raft of concerns raised by East African Community member states o...
Recognition and protection of geographical indications in the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement

Recognition and protection of geographical indications in the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement

29 Jun 17  Discussion
Talkmore Chidede, tralac Researcher, discusses geographical indications used by South Africa and their protection under the EU-SADC EPA Geographical indications (GIs) are unique n...
EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with East and Southern Africa (ESA) – Implications for Zimbabwe

EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with East and Southern Africa (ESA) – Implications for Zimbabwe

28 Jun 17  Publications
The European Union has been negotiating the World Trade Organisation (WTO)-compatible Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of ...
G20 Africa Partnership Conference: Speech by German Chancellor Angela Merkel

G20 Africa Partnership Conference: Speech by German Chancellor Angela Merkel

19 Jun 17  News
G20 Africa Part­ner­ship – Investing in a Common Future Con­fer­ence On 12-13 June 2017, the German G20 Presidency gathered together Heads of States and Min...
Africa, Europe are not threats to each other – Kagame

Africa, Europe are not threats to each other – Kagame

09 Jun 17  News
African and European countries should work together to foster domestic and global development instead of looking at each other as threats, President Paul Kagame has said. The...
European Union woos Tanzania to sign trade deal

European Union woos Tanzania to sign trade deal

15 May 17  News
The European Union has invited the government of Tanzania for dialogue over the Economic Partnership Agreement impasse that has threatened to derail the trade pact between the bloc...
MEPs in Ghana and Ivory Coast to monitor EPA implementation

MEPs in Ghana and Ivory Coast to monitor EPA implementation

19 Apr 17  News
MEPs from the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee are in West Africa this week, to monitor the implementation of Economic Partnership Agreements. A team of six M...