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The ‘EU-Africa update’ show gives you a quick rundown of the need to know policy issues making waves in Brussels and affecting African interests.


JULY EU-AFRICA UPDATE: Brexit, EU Draft budget 2017, TTIP and Conflict Minerals

On the show this month:

– Brexit for Africa: Implications for Trade
– EU Draft budget 2017: The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), Fisheries Policy, Migration, Development, and Humanitarian Aid
– TTIP: Potential implications for developing countries point to difficulties in accessing the Transatlantic Market.
– Conflict Minerals: European importers of tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold will have to complete mandatory audits when these products are coming from conflict and high-risk areas, such as the Great Lakes Region.

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JUNE EU-AFRICA UPDATE: China’s MES, SADC EPA, Gas Package, and the EU Milk Crisis

On the show this month:

• EU discussions around granting China Market Economy Status (MES) at the WTO
• The Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the EU is published
• The EU Gas Package proposals are under discussion and;
• The EU Milk Crisis

Also, Tarila Ebiede from the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) will be letting us know what is happening in June!


MAY EU-AFRICA UPDATE: Panama Papers, AU & EU Annual meeting, EU Fisheries and Development Aid

On the show this month we cover:

• Thabo Mbeki on Illicit Financial Flows in the European Parliament
• Managing the EU’s external fishing fleets
• African Union and European Commission annual meeting: regional integration and commercial relations
• Is EU development aid working?

Also, Tarila Ebiede from the European Centre for Development Policy Management will be letting us know what is happening in May!

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APRIL EU-AFRICA UPDATE: Burundi, Tax Avoidance and Climate Change from Aviation

On the EU-Africa update show this month:

  • The EU stops providing funding to Burundi
  • The Special Committee on Tax meeting with Banks, Multinational Companies and Government Representatives
  • Public Consultation on reducing the climate change impact from international aviation.

And Tarila Ebiede from the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) lets us know what is coming up in April.

Also have a look at the April edition of the EU-Africa monitoring mail out for all the EU-Africa current affairs news in one place here.


MARCH EU-AFRICA UPDATE: Tax Avoidance, Conflict Minerals, EU-Tunisia and Brexit

On the EU-Africa update show this month:
• The Anti-Tax Avoidance Package
• Conflict Minerals Legislation
• EU-Tunisia Free Trade Agreement and emergency measures
• UK-EU deal that was reached to avoid Brexit

Also we will have a new addition to the show, Tarila Ebiede from the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) will be letting us know what is coming up in March!

Also have a look at the March edition of the EU-Africa monitoring mail out for all the EU-Africa current affairs news in one place here.


FEBRUARY EU-AFRICA UPDATE: Electoral Mission, EU-Algeria, Renewable Energy & Fisheries Controls

This month:

  • The European Union’s Electoral mission in Uganda
  • A new phase in the EU-Algeria Partnership
  • The Renewable Energy Directive
  • EU policy on Fisheries Controls

Also have a look at the February edition of the EU-Africa monitoring mail out for all the EU-Africa current affairs news in one place here.


JANUARY EU-AFRICA UPDATE: Aviation, Circular Economy & WTO Nairobi

Happy New Year and welcome to the first 2016 instalment of the EU-Africa update show!

This month:

  • EU Aviation strategy and considerations for African aviation players.
  • EU Circular Economy Package: What does this mean for African commodities?
  • WTO Ministerial Meeting in Kenya: The Doha Development Round and Agricultural subsidies…

DECEMBER EU-AFRICA UPDATE: Migration, EU Research Programme, 2016 Budget & WTO Nairobi

This month:

  • EU proposal for an African Trust Fund
  • €16 billion EU research programme open to Africa
  • 2016 EU Budget: More cash for work on a ‘Global Europe’
  • The European Parliament decides on its position ahead of WTO ministerial meeting in Nairobi, Kenya

NOVEMBER EU-AFRICA UPDATE: Migration, EU-ACP, Trade for All Strategy

Welcome Back! After a month long hiatus we are back with a new look and feel to the programme. This month:

  • The Commission work programme 2016: A new migration policy
  • The EU consultation on EU-ACP relations
  • The EU #TradeforAll strategy, redefining the EU-Africa relationship
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