The current policy brief lays out the obstacles to both AfCFTA implementation and realisation of its full economic potential. It also explores how the EU can engage in providing targeted support and how to strengthen AfCFTA-related cooperation between Africa and the EU. The analysis and recommendations draw on a review of the literature and policy documents by the German Development Institute (DIE), the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) and the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), as well as two online expert seminars on 17 and 24 June 2020.
The migration issue seems to have monopolised a large part of the discussions at the AU-EU Summit in Abidjan.
A reassessment of the cooperation scheme should be grounded on shared ownership and dialogue, in the spirit of the partnership.
The ETTG argues that leaving discussions on the future of ACP-EU relations out of the Summit agenda could be a missed opportunity.
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 calls on states to ‘promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to
On 15 July 2016, the ETTG Directors met with the European Commission’s Development Commissioner, Neven Mimica, in Brussels
The EU Global Strategy is a unique opportunity to make human rights a key priority of EU external action.
Putting sustainable development at the heart of EU external action
As COP21 gets underway, this ETTG briefing looks at the challenges and opportunities for EU climate action at COP21 and beyond.
Ahead of new European Commission taking office in 2014, the European Think Tanks Group called for a drastic move away