The EU’s New ‘Green’ Africa Policy Is Still Fixated on Migration

The European Union’s foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, at a press conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, March 9, 2020 (AP photo by Olivier Matthys).
The European Union’s foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, at a press conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, March 9, 2020 (AP photo by Olivier Matthys).
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Editor’s Note: Every Friday, Andrew Green curates the top news and analysis from and about the African continent. The European Union unveiled a new strategy this week for building a closer relationship with Africa that looks to move beyond the focus on migration that has dominated Europe’s engagement with the continent since 2015. Observers cautioned that despite new rhetoric from Brussels about adopting a shared response to climate change and improving trade relations, migration was likely to continue to dictate the EU’s relationship with African countries, and its spending across the continent. “Our growth and security depend on what happens […]

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