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ZEI Monitor: EU Progress 2019-2024

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ZEI follows policy progress in the ten areas which have priority for EU institutions over the period 2019-2024: 

Commission Priority 4: A Stronger Europe in the World

 

Policy areas

  • Foreign policy

  • European neighbourhood policy

  • International cooperation and development

  • Humanitarian aid, civil protection

  • Trade policy

  • Security and defence

  • EU enlargement  

European Commission Work Program:

2020

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International Cooperation

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Financial Sovereignty

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Africa Strategy

  • Towards a Comprehensive Strategy with Africa: On the 9th of March 2020, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell jointly submitted a Communication to the European Parliament and the Council. In it, they propose to establish five partnerships that shall lead to a comprehensive EU partnership with Africa:

1. A partnership for green transition and energy access;

2. A partnership for digital transformation;

3. A partnership for sustainable growth and jobs;

4. A partnership for peace and governance;

and 5. A partnership on migration and mobility.

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Enlargement

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Eastern Partnership

  • Eastern Partnership Policy beyond 2020: On the 18th of March 2020, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell submitted a Joint Communication proposing a revised Eastern Partnership policy beyond 2020 to reinforce mutual resilience. According to the document, the established incentive-based approach and bilateral cooperation should remain the prime ways of interaction. The Commission intends to speed up the implementation of bilateral agreements and to complement them with a deeper sectoral cooperation and exchange between interested partner countries, ultimately accomplishing a higher degree of regional integration. This chiefly concerns two areas:

1. Economic Policy: This will entail increased trade and further regional and bilateral integration of the economies of partner countries and the EU, together with cooperation for progressive decarbonization towards climate neutrality, embracing the opportunities from the twin ecological and digital transformation.
2. Rule of law: The EU’s support for resilient institutions, the rule of law and security will include: (i) proposing ways to better measure the impact of judicial reforms; (ii) consider progress in rule of law reforms when deciding on assistance; (iii) reinvigorating EU support for fighting corruption and economic crime; (iv) improving cross-border cooperation to better protect people against organized crime; and (v) stepping up support for security dialogues and cooperation.

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Human Rights, Democracy and Gender Equality

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WTO Reform

 

ZEI Insights  

 

Further Publications 

Global Europe 

Ludger Kühnhardt: Maturing beyond Cotonou: An EU-ACP Association Treaty for Development. A proposal for reinventing EU relations with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States. ( ZEI Discussion Paper C 235/2016)   (Download) (Abstract)

Ludger Kühnhardt: Neighbors and other realities: The Atlantic civilization and its enemies   (ZEI Discussion Paper C228, 2015) (Download) (Abstract)

Lothar Rühl: European Foreign and Security Policy since the Lisbon Treaty – From Common to single? (ZEI Discussion Paper C226, 2014)   (Download) (Abstract)

Stephen Calleya / Ludger Kühnhardt, How to ride the revolutionary Arab lion, in: World Security Network, 7.Januar 2013 (online)

Wiebke Drescher, The Eastern Partnership and Ukraine. New Label – Old Products? (ZEI Discussion Paper, C 194), Bonn 2009. (Download)

Andreas Marchetti, La politique européenne de voisinage: l’impact de la présidence allemande sur l’élaboration d’une politique stratégique (Note du Cerfa, 45), Paris 2007.

Andreas Marchetti, Consolidation in Times of Crisis: The European Neighbourhood Policy as Chance for Neighbours?, in: European Political Economy Review, No. 7 (2007), S. 9-23.

Thomas Demmelhuber, The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and its Implementation in the Southern Mediterranean. The Case of Egypt (ZEI Discussion Paper, C 170), Bonn 2007. (Download)

Andreas Marchetti, The European Neighbourhood Policy. Foreign Policy at the EU’s Periphery (ZEI Discussion Paper, C 158), Bonn 2006. (Download)

Thomas Demmelhuber, The Euro-Mediterranean Space as an Imagined (Geo-) Political, Economic and Cultural Entity (ZEI Discussion Paper, C 159), Bonn 2006. (Download)

 

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