EU-Africa strategic partnership

19-11-2010

At their forthcoming summit, African and EU leaders will address the problems besetting their strategic partnership. Indeed, despite its innovative ambition to move relations between the two continents "beyond development, beyond Africa and beyond institutions", the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES) has failed to address setbacks such as the EU's fragmented approach to Africa, the lack of a specific financial instrument and insufficient links between the political and technical levels.

At their forthcoming summit, African and EU leaders will address the problems besetting their strategic partnership. Indeed, despite its innovative ambition to move relations between the two continents "beyond development, beyond Africa and beyond institutions", the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES) has failed to address setbacks such as the EU's fragmented approach to Africa, the lack of a specific financial instrument and insufficient links between the political and technical levels.