The European Business Council for Africa

Development Committee

Members of the Committee on Development met on 24 October to exchange views, among other things, on:

  • on the Priorities of the Spanish Presidency with Ms Pilar Cancela, State Secretary for International Cooperation 
  • Hearing : Team Europe initiative: saving the Congo Basin and providing development opportunities for Congo Basin countries (documents and recording)
  • Role of EU development policy in transforming the extractive industries for sustainable development in developing countries (documents)
  • EU development cooperation to enhance access to education and training in developing countries (documents)
  • EU development cooperation in support of access to energy in developing countries (documents)

You can find the draft agenda with all the discussed topics here. Next meeting of the DEVE Committee will be held on 16 November.

Foreign Affairs Committee (24-25 October)

Presentation of the study on the Global Gateway: Strategic Governance and Implementation (document)

Geopolitical presence of the EU in Africa, focus on Horn of Africa

Geopolitical dialogue with Jutta Urpilainen, Commissioner for International Partnerships• Sahel - consequences of the coups d'etats on EU development cooperation and human development 


International Trade Committee (23-23 October)

Exchange of views with Mathias Cormann, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Draft report on the implementation of the EU-Southern African Development Community (SADC) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) (document)