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Tetchy Africa-Europe relations threaten COP27, warns Africa-Europe Foundation

By Anne-Marie Bissada

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Posted on October 28, 2022 12:17

European Union – African Union summit 2022
Officials during a European Union – African Union summit, in Brussels, Belgium February 18, 2022. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/Pool2

A little over a week ahead of the opening of UN COP27 climate summit in Egypt, the fractious relations between the continent and the rich nations of Europe are undermining the possibility of substantive progress at the meeting, according to a report just released by the Africa Europe Foundation.

The AEF report argues that relations between Africa and Europe “have worsened since mid-February’s AU-EU summit and following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine”.

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