The Anti-Development Agenda
  • The European Union is currently negotiating Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs), with 77 States in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific (ACP). For the past three decades, ACP countries have had preferential access to European markets through the Lome and Cotonou agreements. With the establishment of...


    EU-Tunisia Deal: The Spirit of 1951
  • Tunisia and the EU signed a memorandum of understanding for a "strategic partnership" on renewables, economic development, and — for all — migration in July. The ongoing EU ’s asylum reform and this long-sought deal with Tunisia aiming at externalising borders are the latest steps in its war on migrants. The author calls for new counter-strategies.
    The death of international development
  • The European Union decided to focus on the development in 2015 with the event "2015 European Year of Development". It's a good opportunity to deal with the European Union's external action and its failures. As Jason Hickel wrote in this ‘Development’ has failed to deliver. The reason is that organisations have failed to address the structural drivers of poverty.