Analysis of EU Communication “Towards a comprehensive strategy with Africa”
On 9 March 2020 the Joint Communication ‘Towards a Comprehensive Strategy with Africa’ was released by the European Commission and the European External Action Service. The Communication will be used as a basis for talks between the European Union and their African counterparts when defining the new EU comprehensive strategy with Africa, which will be approved at the next European Union-African Union summit.
Going forward, the Joint Communication should serve to launch a consultation process with all the parties and stakeholders on the upcoming EU-Africa strategy. It is paramount that the priorities and concrete actions of the future new strategy be discussed in a genuinely open manner in the upcoming consultations with all actors.
With this document, CONCORD offers a detailed analysis of what is presented in the Communication and proposes a critical and constructive reading of it, suggesting possible improvements and areas to be added or further developed in the upcoming strategy.