The new African policy of Germany : a political and economic investment for the future of Europe Notes du Cerfa, No. 44, juin 2007
The author focuses on the increasing interest of Germany for the African continent since 2000. A German pragmatic policy, initiated by the United Nations and encouraged by the improvement of the African economic structures, succeeds to a political disinterest after the Cold War. Then, J. Thorel studies the new German ' perception ' of the African continent. The development policy is now being thought in terms of stability and security policy. Acting in this field would mean for Germany to assume its ' worldwide responsabilities '. The author insists on the multilateral approach of Germany in the framework of a ' durable partnership ' defined during the last summit Africa-France. Therefore, if the impuls is real, structural weakness of the development policy must have to be overcame for an effective implementation of its principles.
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