WECO The EU Foreign Affairs Council signed off on a new “EU Strategic Framework for the Horn of Africa” earlier this week. This document clearly illustrates that the EU, with its institutions and member-states, wants also to pursue its interests beyond poverty alleviation to protecting its own citizens from threats that emanate from the region. The EU commits to appoint a new European Union Special Representative for the region with the goal to enhance the coherence, quality, impact and visibility of the EU’s multifaceted action in the in the Horn of Africa. This strategic framework represents yet another indicator of a trend where the EU is being more open about pursuing multiple interests in addition to poverty alleviation in Africa.
Access to the Strategic Framework: Council of the European Union: Council conclusions on the Horn of Africa
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