04 Dec 2017

Parole, Parole, Parole… (Another EU-Africa Summit, Another Wasted Opportunity)

Towards the end of last week (29-30 November 2017), African Union (AU) and European Union (EU) leaders met in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire to attend the 5th EU-AU Summit and work on “defin[ing] the future direction for cooperation between the two continents.” Ostentatiously, the main focus of the event was to be placed on youth, or more precisely, on “Investing in Youth for a Sustainable Future.” However, it soon became clear that it is mobility and migration that is the top priority for both sides.




EU-Africa Summit

Photo: Reuters