March 28, 2011

Who is who? The new EU diplomats for Africa

Posted: 16:57 PM UTC

by ecdpm on March 28, 2011

The newest issue of ECDPM’s Europafrica bulletin introduces the nine new senior appointees in charge of sub-Saharan Africa, six of whom worked in almost identical positions for the EC’s DG Development before they joined the European External Action Service. As part of EEAS’ Africa entity, whose final designation has not yet been decided, they will be responsible for strategic planning of EU relations with Africa, programming and the financial allocation. This new institutional setup will have implications for the EU policy towards Africa, amongst many pressing questions are how the EEAS will approach EPAs and what prominence it will give to the Joint EU-Africa Strategy.

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