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Giovanni Faleg speaks at the European Parliament

10 February 2022

On 10 February 2022, Giovanni Faleg participated to the high-level pre-summit meeting organised by the European Parliament ahead of the African Union-European Union summit.

Dr Faleg intervention focused on ‘new threats and new hopes’ for peace and security in Africa.

He highlighted the changing geopolitical context, with growing global power competition in the continent. In addition, he identified the key threats to stability in Africa that are violent extremism and hybrid threats, amid deteriorating governance. Finally, Dr Faleg proposed options for mitigating these challenges, in particular the potential of trade integration through the African Continental Free Trade Area, and the need to strengthen not just physical and digital structures but also the institutional structures sustaining African political systems.

Watch the meeting and his intervention here