Tag: EU-Africa relations

Are EPAs still on the African Agenda?

Are EPAs still on the African Agenda?

05 Apr 17  Publications
The Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) date back to the signing of the Cotonou Agreement (the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement) in 2000. Since that time, it has been the framework ...
Can the relationship between Europe and Africa stand the test of time?

Can the relationship between Europe and Africa stand the test of time?

31 Mar 17  News
The European Union’s relationship with Africa is as old as the independence story. The signing of the Treaty of Rome, which established the European Economic Community (EEC) 60 ...
Economic Partnership Agreements and the African Continental Free Trade Area

Economic Partnership Agreements and the African Continental Free Trade Area

29 Mar 17  News
As of June 2016, the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) have been concluded – but not signed and ratified – in three African regions, namely the East African Community, the...
EACJ hears an application seeking Court’s order for stay of signing the EPA by partner states

EACJ hears an application seeking Court’s order for stay of signing the EPA by partner states

16 Mar 17  News
The First Instance Division of the East African Court of Justice heard an Application filed by Castro Pius Shirima, a Tanzanian resident, against the EAC Partner States and the Sec...
Implementing the SADC EPA – challenges and impact

Implementing the SADC EPA – challenges and impact

01 Mar 17  Discussion
Taku Fundira, tralac Associate, provides an update on the SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement and some of the challenges that may lie ahead Negotiations between the European Un...
The European Union and the African Union: A statistical portrait – 2016 edition

The European Union and the African Union: A statistical portrait – 2016 edition

01 Mar 17  News
Introduction Africa-EU Strategic Partnership Africa’s continental integration is a key priority for the strategic partnership between the African Union and the European Union. ...
Uganda struggles to deliver EPA to success

Uganda struggles to deliver EPA to success

01 Mar 17  News
Despite the lack of consensus among the East African Community (EAC) partner states over the signing of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU), Uga...
The Economic Impact of the EU-East African Community Economic Partnership Agreement

The Economic Impact of the EU-East African Community Economic Partnership Agreement

28 Feb 17  News
An analysis prepared by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade On 3 April 2014, Heads of State and Governments of Africa and of the European Union gathered at t...
EPA trade deal with Europe is a form of colonialism, says Magufuli

EPA trade deal with Europe is a form of colonialism, says Magufuli

27 Feb 17  News
Tanzanian President John Magufuli Sunday described the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) as a “form of colonialism”, dampening the country’s possibility of signing the dea...
EPA meeting flops as member states fail to provide trade data

EPA meeting flops as member states fail to provide trade data

02 Feb 17  News
The East African Community meeting that was to be held this weekend to discuss the Economic Partnership Agreement between the region and the European Union was postponed after se...
The European Union’s (EU) trade with Africa: 2016 update

The European Union’s (EU) trade with Africa: 2016 update

01 Feb 17  Infographics
EU-Africa relations date over 60 years since the signing of the Rome Treaty, through to the Cotonou Agreement in 2000 and more recently the signing of the Economic Partnership Agre...
Is the collapse of the Economic Partnership Agreement looming?

Is the collapse of the Economic Partnership Agreement looming?

01 Feb 17  News
As it stands now, the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) seems to have hit a dead end, Daily Monitor has learnt. Simply put, EPA is an initiative by the European Union (EU...
Chicken fight rocks South Africa-Europe trade relations

Chicken fight rocks South Africa-Europe trade relations

26 Jan 17  News
Chinese steel and Mexican-made cars became political dynamite last year as politicians including U.S. President Donald Trump championed anti-free trade rhetoric. Now chickens ...
Africa and Europe – A new partnership for development and peace

Africa and Europe – A new partnership for development and peace

19 Jan 17  News
Cornerstones of a Marshall Plan with Africa More than ever before, our future – and that of our children and grandchildren – is linked to the future of our neighbouring contin...
Europe readies its ‘Marshall Plan’ for Africa

Europe readies its ‘Marshall Plan’ for Africa

18 Jan 17  News
The head of the European Investment Bank wants the EU to treat African countries as closer economic partners. If Europe wants to tackle the root causes of the migration crisis, th...
Global trade governance

Global trade governance

04 Jan 17  Themes
International trade and the global economy have undergone significant changes in recent years as a result of improved technology, a shift towards trade in services, and increasing ...
The EPA story and Implications of Brexit

The EPA story and Implications of Brexit

15 Dec 16  Publications
The objective of this paper is to set the background for a discussion and analysis of the EAC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and the implication of Brexit on the overall t...
Migration to Europe a result of failed development policies in Africa

Migration to Europe a result of failed development policies in Africa

07 Dec 16  News
The ongoing migration of people to Europe is evidence that African countries have failed to implement policies that could yield benefits to their citizens. The East African Commun...
Kenya asks EAC court to throw out bid to block trade deal with Europe

Kenya asks EAC court to throw out bid to block trade deal with Europe

25 Nov 16  News
Kenya has asked the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) to throw out an application seeking to stop the conclusion of a free trade pact with Europe. Attorney-General Githu ...
Court to rule on whether the EAC EPA should be signed: What lessons for REC Integration Efforts?

Court to rule on whether the EAC EPA should be signed: What lessons for REC Integration Efforts?

23 Nov 16  Discussion
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, comments on the lodgement of a civil suit by a Tanzanian national in the EAC Court of Justice opposing the signing of the EAC Economic Partnershi...