Africa needs to be at the top of Europe's political agenda

Ahead of a key summit this month, the European Parliament's president warns that inaction on Africa's problems could lead to disastrous consequences

20th November, 2017
EU and African leaders at their last summit in 2014

After years of neglect, unfulfilled good intentions and missed chances, Europe’s relationship with Africa needs to be reset. The time has come for a paradigm shift that puts the African continent at the top of the European Union’s political agenda. Before it is too late.

Our links go far beyond geographical proximity. We share values, religion, languages and strategic interests, as well as many common challenges.

By 2050, Africa will have...

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