Dear <<First name>>,
The Weekly Compass is back after the summer break and, from now on, you will receive it every Tuesday morning instead of Monday.
Discussions on the future of ACP-EU relations are moving at a very slow pace while the clock keeps on ticking. In this edition, I am very happy to share the new brief by ECDPM’s Jean Bossuyt, who sheds light on the way to break the inertia. The preferred ‘umbrella’ scenario, he says, needs to be turned on its head. This has major implications for EU and African Member States and regional organisations that are yet to take a position in this debate.
As the Annual World Tourism Conference was held last week in Kigali, we feature a blog by Greta Galeazzi that underlines the potential and the challenges of sustainable tourism in Africa.
We also invite you to a lunchtime seminar on 18 September, where we will discuss how Dutch companies promote productive employment in Africa.
This week is also the beginning of what I hope will be an interesting and fruitful collaboration with Euractiv: in the coming months we will be featuring their latest articles on international cooperation and sustainable development.
All the best,