EU and Africa must ‘co–operate as equals’, MEPs say

Euractiv | Jan 29, 2021 at 7:46 AM
  • Europe should move away from a donor-recipient relationship with Africa and cooperate as equals instead, EU lawmakers have said in a new report adopted on Thursday (28 January).
  • In its report on a new EU–Africa partnership, the European Parliament’s development committee called for substantial funds to be earmarked in the upcoming budget designed to support the EU’s foreign policy.
  • As of yet, there has been little sign from the Commission’s development directorate (DG DEVCO), which is leading the talks, that the EU will improve its offer on trade beyond the duty-free and quota-free trade for the poorest countries under the ‘Anything but Arms’ initiative.