There is always something new emerging from Africa

Apostolos Xyraphis
This paper focuses on the political and economic significance of Africa for a declining Europe, from a Greek vision and perspective. We argue that major ongoing developments (covid-19 included) and those perspectively announced pose dilemmas and the burden of engineering of choice, to decision-makers. As there are no country-level solutions that could be sufficient to address contemporary complex issues such as migration flows, pandemias, sustainable growth, climate change and multiple inequalities, we explore a possible new moral basis for future Euro-African coordination and collaboration.
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Apostolos Xyraphis, Université Catholique de Louvain
Apostolos Xyraphis holds a ‘Doctorat en science économiques et de gestion’ from the Université Catholique de Louvain. He is Vice-Président at the UCESIF (Union des Conseils Économiques et Sociaux Francophones) and SG at the ESC of Greece.
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