Co-operation and coercion? The Cotonou Agreement between the European Union and acp states and the end of the Lome´ Convention

@article{Hurt2003CooperationAC,
  title={Co-operation and coercion? The Cotonou Agreement between the European Union and acp states and the end of the Lome´ Convention},
  author={Stephen R. Hurt},
  journal={Third World Quarterly},
  year={2003},
  volume={24},
  pages={161 - 176}
}
The Cotonou Agreement, signed on 23 June 2000, defines the new relationship between the European Union (EU) and the African, Caribbean and Pacific ( acp ) states. It was the result of 18 months of negotiations to decide the future of EU– acp relations after the Lome´ Convention's expiry on 29 February 2000. This article highlights the significant changes represented by the Cotonou Agreement and emphasises some of the dangers that may result for the acp states. In doing so, the article adopts a… Expand
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