On the 17th and 18th of February 2022, the African Union and the European Union convened a Summit in Brussels and approved an “Africa-Europe Investment Package of EUR 150 billion to help build more diversified, inclusive, sustainable and resilient economies”. Is this Summit a turning point in the reciprocal relationship or is it a mere improvement of the usual kind of relations? To what extent is it an answer to strategic and concrete moves from other powers, namely China?

Michelle Ndiaye, from the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS), Lidet Tadesse, from the European Center for Development and Policy Management (ECDPM), Ottilia Maunganidze, from the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and Fernando Jorge Cardoso, from the Club of Lisbon, debated these and other related issues, in a conversation moderated by Geert Laporte, from the European Think Tanks Group.

You can (re)watch the debate on Facebook and YouTube (direct links).

This Lisbon Talk was organised by the Club of Lisbon, with the support of Instituto Marquês de Valle Flôr – IMVF and Lisbon City Hall.

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