The European Union's economic relations with its neighbors and the newly industrialized countries
- A potential economic and ecological importance
- A possible flexibility of the treaty for a future operation?
- Climatic upheaval with multiple outcomes
- Towards recognition of indigenous peoples
- The Arctic: a military zone that is highly strategic
According to OECD, "ambitious measurements of liberalization of the exchanges can get more advantageous with the developing countries than with any other field of the international economic cooperation or any form of development assistance".
The tariff obstacles with the South-South exchanges remain much higher today than those that are opposed to the other types of exchanges. (they are established on an average of 11.1% compared with the 4.3% for the North-North exchanges) Exports from the developing countries to other developing countries, in 2006, accounted for only 10% of the world's exports.
The European Union remains the first business partner of the African countries. Here, it is a question of finding an alternative to the agreements of the NORTH-SOUTH free trade which are generally the fruit of unbalanced negotiation.
This type of agreement seldom contributed to the development of the Southern countries.Agreements of free trade started to develop at the regional level,and now, more recently at the international level.
Tags -European Union, economic relations,Africa