Dimitris DIMITRIADIS (Employers - GR I/Greece), Dilyana SLAVOVA (/Bulgaria), Thomas WAGNSONNER (Workers - GR II/Austria) (Employers - GR I / Greece)
The common foundation of any EU political engagement leading to an equal development partnership with Africa shall be based on a multidimensional approach, articulating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the respect of Universal Human Rights (UHRs) - including fundamental rights, the right to a healthy environment and the freedom to conduct a business.
The EESC advocates promoting a decent life and good prospects, creating a middle class and supporting equal partnerships by strengthening sustainable social-liberal democratic structures in Africa.
The EESC highlights that the EU strategy on Africa must focus on Development and welcomes the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
The EESC reiterates the important role of organised civil society in the up-coming ACP-EU Partnership Agreement.
Parere del CESE: EU and Africa: Making an equal development partnership a reality based on sustainability and common values (own-initiative opinion)