GPAD7520 EU AND THE WORLD III: THE REST OF THE WORLD

It introduces the relations between EU and Africa and EU with the America. Europe has with Africa historical relations, from its colonial past. It is therefore a special relation with positive as well as negative outcomes. EU-African relations will be analyzes against the backdrop of recent developments of Africa in the international context, namely Africa-China relations and Europe reactions to the development of these relations. On the other hand ED has strong relations with some of the leading countries of South America, particularly those belonging to Mercosur. Region-to-region dialogue as well as bilateral relations will be analyzed. Lastly, the EU-US relations, is the comer stone, the most important single element of EU's external dimension. All implications of those relations from the bilateral perspective as well as multilateral implications will be covered, as well as the implications of this Atlantic connection to overall EU relations with the world in the various dimensions of the CSFP as well as CESDP.

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