EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen (centre) at a previous EU-AU summit in Addis Ababa in 2020 (Photo: European Commission)

The elephant in the room at this weekend's African Union summit

This weekend (17-18 February), African leaders will meet in Addis Abada for their 37th African Union summit. European leaders should pay serious attention, in particular those who put the relation with Africa on top of their foreign and development policy, such as Georgia Meloni and Ursula von der Leyen.

At the end of January, over 40 leaders from the African continent met in Rome with the hope to learn more and shape the Italian investment app...

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Author Bio

Luca Bergamaschi is director and co-founder of ECCO, an Italian climate change think tank.