The European Business Council for Africa

Charting the course to 2020: Fundamental choices for the negotiation of a future ACP-EU partnership

Negotiations for the future of ACP-EU relations are due to start later this year. Policymakers will have to make important decisions on the core features of a future partnership. Between now and 2020, several internal and external negotiations coincide that will define the future shape of EU foreign relations. How to redesign a future ACP-EU agreement with regional partnerships in this context? What are the fundamental political choices to be made in the upcoming negotiations?

Read the report

The Week of 19 – 26 January 2018

Media Release: Giustra Fellows
Impact Note: Burkina Faso
Interviews: Global
Upcoming Events: 10 Conflicts to Watch in 2018, The 10 Most Dangerous Conflicts in the World, Can We Prevent Tomorrow's Violent Extremism? 
Quotes: Kenya
Careers: New York

Read the report

How might the EU-ACP relationship change after the UK’s Brexit?

Brexit will definitely have a strong impact on the relation between the EU and the ACP countries, in particular the Caribbean and the Pacific.

Read the report

The Week of 12 – 19 January 2018

Newly Translated Report: Maghreb
Briefing: African Union
Commentary: Nagorno-Karabakh, Tunisia
Interviews: Burkina Faso, 10 Conflicts to Watch in 2018, Mali
Upcoming Events: 10 Conflicts to Watch in 2018
Quotes: Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Egypt
Careers: New York

Read the report

A chance to get it right -

Challenges for Africa-Europe relations in 2018

The year 2018 presents a once-in-a-decade chance for Europe and Africa to arrive at a more coherent partnership, bridging the political, institutional and financial limitations of the frameworks that now regulate their cooperation, such as the Cotonou Agreement between the EU and the ACP group of countries, and the Joint Africa-EU Strategy. Policymakers will also make a number of key decisions on Brexit, the next EU budget and the financing of the African Union. A window of opportunity opens for Africa and Europe to get it right - will they seize it?

Read the report

 The Week of 5 – 12 January 2018

Report: Tunisia
Media Release: International Crisis Group Appoints Fellow to Study Economics of Conflict
Interviews: Global, 10 Conflicts to Watch in 2018, Cameroon
Video: Tunisia
Upcoming Events: 10 Conflicts to Watch in 2018
Quotes: Zimbabwe
Careers: New York, Washington

Read the report

The Weeks of 22 December 2017 – 5 January 2018

Media Releases: President & CEO Robert Malley
CrisisWatch: December 2017
Future Flashpoints: The Sahel, DR Congo
Event: 10 Conflicts to Watch in 2018
Interviews: Zimbabwe
Quotes: Iran, Afghanistan, North Korea, Cameroon, Israel/Palestine, Mexico, Turkey, Zimbabwe, South Sudan, Libya
Careers: Remote Jobs, New York, Brussels, Washington

Read the report

The Week of 15 – 22 December 2017

Statement: Cameroon
Briefing: Zimbabwe
Commentary: Libya, International Criminal Court
Quotes: South Sudan
Careers: Remote Job, Brussels, Washington

Read the report

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.

Read the report