The EU's relations with Africa

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  • 23/11/2014
    Déclaration de la Haute Représentante et Vice Présidente Federica Mogherini sur le premier tour des élections présidentielles en Tunisie Déclaration de la Haute Représentante et Vice Présidente Federica Mogherini sur le premier tour des élections présidentielles en Tunisie <p>Les élections présidentielles qui se sont tenues aujourd'hui dans le calme en Tunisie marquent une étape supplémentaire dans la transition démocratique.</p> 11/23/2014 00:00:00 11/23/2014 00:00:00 11/23/2014 00:00:00 11/11/2015 00:00:00 2014112300 090126248d78f78d N 090126248d78f78d /statements-eeas/2014/141123_01_en.htm 9861 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141123_01_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2014/141123_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141123_01_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141123_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Déclaration de la Haute Représentante et Vice Présidente Federica Mogherini sur le premier tour des élections présidentielles en Tunisie
  • 23/11/2014
    Statement by the spokesperson of High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini on the killing of 28 civilians in a bus attack in Kenya Statement by the spokesperson of High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini on the killing of 28 civilians in a bus attack in Kenya <p>The killing of 28 civilians in cold blood by Al Shabab at Mandera in Northern Kenya is a terrorist act which cannot stay unpunished. Perpetrators must be brought to justice.</p> 11/23/2014 00:00:00 11/23/2014 00:00:00 11/23/2014 00:00:00 11/11/2015 00:00:00 2014112300 090126248d78fba4 N 090126248d78fba4 /statements-eeas/2014/141123_02_en.htm 9862 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141123_02_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2014/141123_02_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141123_02_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the spokesperson of High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini on the killing of 28 civilians in a bus attack in Kenya
  • 21/11/2014
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the latest attack in Nigeria Statement by the Spokesperson on the latest attack in Nigeria <p>Deadly attacks on innocent villagers have become daily routine in north eastern Nigeria. It is appalling to see that Azaya Kura in Borno state has been targeted already for the second time this year. In the latest attack at least 45 people were killed and more than 50 injured. We express our condolences to the families of those killed and our sincere wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured.</p> 11/21/2014 18:52:00 11/21/2014 18:52:00 11/21/2014 18:52:00 11/09/2015 18:52:00 2014112118 090126248d78f98c N 090126248d78f98c /statements-eeas/2014/141121_02_en.htm 10190 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141121_02_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2014/141121_02_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141121_02_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the latest attack in Nigeria

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HR Catherine Ashton and President Hassan Sheikh MohamudHR Catherine Ashton and President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

Europe and Africa are two continents bound together by  a common history, culture, geography, and not least by the very close exchanges which they entertain at a human, economic and political level. Cooperation between the EU and Africa has reflected early on the rich and diverse nature of the relations between both continents while also keeping up to speed with wider economic and political developments.

Two grand frameworks govern EU relations with African countries. The most long-standing one is the one established with African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, enshrined in the 1975 Lomé Convention and updated in 2000 by the Cotonou Agreement. More recently, a continental approach gained ground with the adoption of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES) by 80 African and European Heads of States in 2007. The Africa-EU Partnership, enshrined in the JAES, embodies a new forward-looking vision for relations between Europe and Africa as one single continent, and sets out the overarching political framework defining relations between both sides. Going beyond development, it seeks to establish a partnership among equals, determined to tackle issues of common concern together.

The 4th EU-Africa Summit will take place in Brussels on 2-3 April 2014
It will bring together African and EU leaders, as well as those of EU and African Union institutions. Under the headline theme 'Investing in People, Prosperity and Peace', leaders of both continents will discuss ways to seize further opportunities for cooperation and to expand their political, economic, investment and trade ties. 

Ahead of the summit, several accompanying events are foreseen to involve a variety of European and African actors in the debate and reflection around EU-Africa relations. These events reflect the inclusive nature of the partnership and should produce recommendations which will be presented to the Heads of State and Government during the Summit.

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