The European Business Council for Africa

Organising the next EU budget for external action - A "single" instrument?

In our last Compass before the end of the year, we have an insight on the dynamics of the next EU budget negotiations for foreign policy and development cooperation. It will be a game of three-dimensional chess: different players have different ideas and demands. Mariella Di Ciommo, Andrew Sherriff and Jean Bossuyt looked at the negotiating approaches and potential scenarios for a game where checkmate is not an option.

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