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EU Elections: Why they matter to Africa

What challenges will the European Union face together with its African partners during the next legislative period? In the light of the migration crisis, Europe has a growing interest in fostering stability and creating opportunities in Africa itself. Do free trade agreements provide solutions that are fair to both sides?

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