European development strategy in the Pacific
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Development in the Pacific region is uneven, multi-layered and challenging. The European Union’s development cooperation with the Pacific is significant; in fact the EU is the second largest donor of development assistance to the region. This study, implemented by the European Consortium for Pacific Studies, analyses the current and future contexts for European Union engagement in development cooperation with the Pacific, and proposes elements of a renewed EU development strategy for the region. From a Pacific perspective, the question of defining a new EU development strategy is as much a matter of defining new and equal partnerships through which Pacific development strategies can be supported. Rising to the challenge of re-imagining EU-Pacific relations will require a good deal of work and reflection. The Pacific clearly constitutes a geopolitical context whose importance is markedly set to grow in significance, and there is a clear rationale for the EU to commit further resources to support its interests and activities in the region. In particular, the EU should enhance and deepen its institutional knowledge and means of drawing upon existing expertise on ‘Pacific Ways’.
Borrevik , C , Crook , T , Hviding , E & Lind , C T 2014 , European development strategy in the Pacific . vol. EXPO/B/DEVE/2013/29 , PE 534.976 edn , European Union, Directorate-General for External Policies of the Union , Brussels . DOI: 10.2861/6397
© European Union, 2014. This work has been made available online with permission from the publisher. This is the final published version of the work, which was originally published at: http://bookshop.europa.eu/en/european-union-development-strategy-in-the-pacific-pbQA0214538/?CatalogCategoryID=VzkKABstetcAAAEjuJEY4e5L
DescriptionStudy Report for the European Parliament Development Committee, undertaken by ECOPAS (European Consortium for Pacific Studies).
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