The European Business Council for Africa

Financing EU external action and development cooperation in the post-2020 EU budget: One instrument to play many tunes

A recent letter signed by Commission President Juncker and Budget Commissioner Oettinger sheds more light on the next EU budget. Among the various proposals emerges the idea of a single instrument for EU external action as well as the need for a more strategic and efficient use of fewer resources.

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EU financing for peace and security post 2020 – Towards a European Peace Facility (EPF)?

How should the EU finance its assistance to peacebuilding activities of partner countries and organisations after 2020? HRVP Mogherini has put forward the idea of a European Peace Facility. This model has several advantages, but its potential disadvantages need to be taken into account as well.
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