Relations between Africa and Europe: mapping Africa’s priorities


Negotiations around a new Africa-European Union (EU) strategy are expected to culminate in its adoption at a summit in October 2020. African negotiators should ensure that the continent’s priorities are integrated into the strategy. These include poverty reduction, health, digital access, small and medium enterprises, remittances, transport infrastructure, and the blue economy. More emphasis could also be given to Illicit financial flows, the brain drain and debt cancellation.

About the authors

Tsion Tadesse Abebe is a Senior Researcher in the Migration Programme at the Institute for Security Studies. Her research focuses on migration, forced displacement, peace and security.

Hafsa Maalim is a Policy Analyst at the African Union Peace and Security Department.

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