1 Apr 2014

Don’t ignore the elephants in the room – will the Africa-EU summit revitalise the partnership?


To make the summit a success strong leadership will be needed on both sides of the partnership to square up to the elephants in the room, sorting out the differences to get on with making the EU-Africa relationship a success. There needs to be a fundamental change in the mentalities and mind-set of both parties to shape the inter-continental relationship and its time for the influential African and European leaders to stand up and to make this work.

Read our final blog ahead of tomorrow's Africa EU Summit. ECDPM's Deputy Director Geert Laporte shared his thoughts on the main challenges in Africa EU relations. 

Don’t ignore the elephants in the room – will the Africa-EU summit revitalise the partnership?

Geert Laporte 


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