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Lisbon Talk: AU – EU Summit: and now what?
February 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
On the 17th and 18th of February, the African Union and the European Union convened a Summit in Brussels and approved an “Africa-Europe Investment Package of EUR 150 billion to help build more diversified, inclusive, sustainable and resilient economies”. Is this Summit a turning point in the reciprocal relationship or is it a mere improvement of the usual kind of relations? To what extent is it an answer to strategic and concrete moves from other powers, namely China?
Lidet Tadesse, from the European Center for Development and Policy Management (ECDPM), Ottilia Maunganidze, from the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and Fernando Jorge Cardoso, from the Club of Lisbon, will be debating these and other related issues, in a conversation moderated by Geert Laporte, from the European Think Tanks Group, on Monday, the 28th of February.