EU Policy Coherence for Development

January 2005 to December 2006

The aim of this project was to gain a better understanding of how EU policy processes work, and the extent to which they allow for development inputs. The particular focus of the project has been EU Council processes, although attention has also been given to the role of the Commission.

The project as a whole has been managed by the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels. Alan Hudson's role has been to conduct a series of case studies about policy processes in a number of spheres.

Outputs

Case study: Economic Partnership Agreements

Working and discussion papers | July 2006 | Alan Hudson

A first stage of negotiations was between the EU and all the ACP countries. A second stage of negotiations has been proceeding between the EU and each of the six regions, concerning in particular questions of regional integration.

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Case Study: EU Code of Conduct on Arms Exports

Working and discussion papers | July 2006 | Alan Hudson

Member states retain the power to grant or deny applications for licences to export arms, but the Code lays down criteria, and aims at harmonising practices across the EU. The Code of Conduct has two parts.

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Case Study: The Fisheries Partnership Agreements

Working and discussion papers | July 2006 | Alan Hudson

The EU has, for more than twenty years, entered into agreements with developing countries to gain access to their coastal fishing waters in return for financial compensation.

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Case Study: The Reform of the EU’s Sugar Regime

Working and discussion papers | July 2006 | Alan Hudson

The EU’s sugar regime has been characterized by high guaranteed internal prices, quotas, tariffs, export subsidies and preferential access to EU markets for ACP sugar producers in Sugar Protocol Countries.

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