German Priorities for Africa during Its Presidency of the EU CouncilPolicy recommendations leading up to the EU-Africa Summit
2020 is a pivotal year for EU-Africa relations. Germany’s presidency of the EU Council provides an opportunity to address structural challenges—such as health care infrastructure, food provision, and managing the refugee and migration crises—revealed by the current COVID-19 crisis.
The policy brief details Germany’s ambitions to foster a new partnership with Africa and offers recommendations in three priority areas: health care policy, economic development, and democratic governance.
German Priorities for Africa During Its Presidency of the EU Council (234.21 Kb pdf file)
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