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In brief – Greek MEP up in arms against EU SADC compromise on feta cheese denomination

Stelios Kolouglou (GUE/NGL) has staged an offensive against the EU Southern African Development Community EPA signed early June in Botswana.   In amendments to a motion for a resolution currently under preparation by the Parliament’s trade committee, Mr Kolouglou, along with the Italian MEP Eleonora Forenza, have decided to “decline …

EU African EPAs in limbo
Energy & Environment SSAfrica

EU African EPAs in limbo

The EU’s Economic Partnership Agreements – or EPAs – with sub-Saharan countries inked a few years ago are not getting off the ground as African governments don’t like their EU-inspired rules on raw materials policies. African countries are also currently prioritising continent-wide regional integration. By Iana Dreyer.          

EPAs can be a boon for Africa if crafted properly, International Trade Centre’s Gonzalez says
EU FTAs & bilateral ties SSAfrica

EPAs can be a boon for Africa if crafted properly, International Trade Centre’s Gonzalez says

Last week, 18 West African countries inked the first  Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA) with the European Union (EU). Four more EPAs are expected to be signed in Africa. The negotiations process was long and the EU has been criticised for not handling African’s sensitivities properly.   In an interview with Borderlex’s …