Book Chapter

Africa-EU partnership on peace and security


Haastrup T (2013) Africa-EU partnership on peace and security. In: Mangala J (ed.) Africa and the European Union. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 47-67.

Like other international partners, European countries and institutions through the European Union (EU) currently seek a new and dynamic engagement with emerging African political institutions. Yet, unlike the other partners, the EU’s relationship with Africa is longstanding, entrenched in the past colonial and postcolonial development assistance programs including preferential trade cooperation. The longstanding interactions between Europe and Africa mean that Africa has served as a venue for many of the EU’s external relations in the past 50 years. This then forms the basis of ongoing EU-Africa relations.

European Union; Security Council; European Union Member State; African State; African Union

Africa and the European Union: A Strategic Partnership

FundersUniversity of Warwick
Publication date31/12/2013
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Place of publicationNew York