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The future of EU-Africa trade relations

Kort sammanfattning 20-06-2022

The European Parliament is due to discuss ways to foster ethical and sustainable trade relations with African countries during its June II plenary session, in a context of global challenges compounded by the coronavirus pandemic and Russia's war on Ukraine.

In 2015, the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to be attained by 2030, as a follow-up to the Millennium Development Goals (2000-2015) and the Rio+20 Summit (2012). Unlike their antecedents, the SDGs commit both developed and developing countries, and embrace the economic, environmental and social aspects of development. The SDGs and the broader 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, of which they form the core, are based on findings that human activities have triggered ...

Russia's war of aggression on Ukraine, beyond atrocities committed in the field, has grave consequences for the global order, risking further destabilisation of many third countries. The EU and its Member States reacted with a series of measures aimed at hindering Russia's expansionism, supporting Ukraine's defence and reconstruction, and mitigating the impact of the war on non-EU (third) countries. Parliament will use its powers of oversight in the revived 'question time' set for the June I plenary ...

The current partnership between sub-Saharan African, Caribbean and Pacific states (ACP) and the EU (the Cotonou Partnership Agreement) has a provision making it possible for the EU to negotiate different economic partnership agreements (EPAs) with regional ACP sub-groups. This provision was needed for the partnership to be aligned with the World Trade Organization's rules. Negotiations for an EPA with the partner states of the East African Community (EAC) – at the time: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania ...

While the UN Human Development Index, which assesses progress in the standard of living, health and education, ranks Russia among the 'very high human development' countries, other data suggest a more nuanced reality. Russia has gone from Soviet-era egalitarianism to extremes of wealth and poverty. Economic growth during the first decade under Vladimir Putin's leadership slightly reduced the gap between rich and poor, but inequality is still higher than in most developed countries. Factors such as ...

In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, 'nobody is safe until everybody is safe'. On this basis, the EU, along with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other public and private partners, set up a global initiative to facilitate the development, production and global distribution of Covid-19 vaccines. COVAX was initially designed to pool funds and vaccine doses in order to ensure an equitable distribution between all participating economies until all of them – higher- and lower-income alike – reached ...

Africa has been put at the core of the Commission's geopolitical work programme and of the French Presidency of the Council of the EU. In February 2022, a summit between EU and African Heads of State and Government will discuss ways to build a new and comprehensive partnership, based on five pillars put forward by the EU: green transition and energy access, digital transformation, sustainable growth and jobs, peace and governance, and migration and mobility. Although the proposal mainly builds on ...

Près d'un cinquième de la population mondiale est concerné par le partenariat entre l'Union européenne (UE) et 78 pays d'Afrique subsaharienne, des Caraïbes et du Pacifique (ACP). Les organisations de la société civile ont suivi avec intérêt les négociations qui ont abouti en avril 2021 à la proposition d'un nouvel accord entre l'UE et l'Organisation des États ACP. Cet accord négocié couvre des champs de première importance pour la société civile, tels que les droits de l'homme, les enjeux climatiques ...

At least one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations (UN) will be missed in 2030 – SDG 2 – 'zero hunger' – also endangering the accomplishment of the rest of the SDG goals under Agenda 2030. Hunger and malnutrition are rising dramatically across the world, a trend aggravated by the pandemic. In 2020, 811 million people in the world were facing hunger, the highest level since 2014, and 3 billion people were without access to a healthy diet. The fight against hunger ...

New guidelines for EU humanitarian action

Kort sammanfattning 08-12-2021

The number of people worldwide needing humanitarian assistance is set to rise to 274 million in 2022, nearly two thirds more than in 2020. Nowadays, humanitarian crises last on average more than nine years; aid is often insufficient, and humanitarian law violated more frequently. The European Commission has proposed new ways of working with partners and other donors around the world to react faster to emergencies and deliver humanitarian aid more effectively. An own-initiative report on new guidelines ...