The European Business Council for Africa

The Week of 2 – 9 February 2018

Report: Syria

Briefing: Syria

Newly Translated Report: Vigilantes in Africa

Commentary: Korean Peninsula, Afghanistan, Syria, Colombia, Tunisia

Interviews: 10 Conflicts to Watch, Syria, Vigilante Groups, Iran, Sri Lanka, Russia, Korean Peninsula, Israel/Palestine, Colombia, South Africa, U.S.

Videos: Syria, 10 Conflicts to Watch

Upcoming Event: Conflicts to Watch in 2018: A New World Disorder?

Quotes: Afghanistan, Korean Peninsula, Syria, Colombia, Yemen, Kenya, Eastern Neighbourhood, Cameroon, Zimbabwe

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EU financing and private investments: Time for a quantum leap

Negotiations on the future of EU finances after 2020 are a unique occasion to reconsider the financial instruments of the European Union, for both internal and external actions. San Bilal argues that the upcoming challenge, to reach the SDGs on a tighter budget under a new MFF, will have to shift the focus to better leverage private finance.

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The Week of 26 January – 2 February 2018

Watch List: Watch List 2018
CrisisWatch: January 2018
Report: Turkey
Statement: Kenya
Newly Translated Reports: Tunisia, Iran
Commentary: Iran, U.S., El Salvador, Syria, Yemen
Interviews: Mali
Upcoming Events: 10 Conflicts to Watch in 2018, Turkey's Syrian Refugees, The 10 Most Dangerous Conflicts in the World
Quotes: Syria, Congo, Afghanistan, Kenya, Afghanistan, Lebanon, African Union, Cameroon

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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?

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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

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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.

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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

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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?

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 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

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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

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