Rejection of EPAs by Africa: Implications for the Developing World Arindam Banerjee

The deadlock between the African countries and the European Union (EU) in the recent Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations has much wider implications than just being a failure of the two continents to forge a partnership on economic issues. In the rejection of the EPAs, the African economies have conveyed a clear message that they will increasingly strive for greater South-South cooperation than sign trade agreements with the North at the cost of endangering the livelihoods of their people. Africa_EU_EPA (Download the full text in PDF format)