World 12-09-2018

Juncker proposes to create a new partnership between the EU and Africa

The president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, proposed to the EU to build relations with the African continent on the basis of a new alliance.

"I propose to create a new cooperation with Africa, a new alliance for investment and the creation of jobs, this approach would create up to 10 million jobs in the coming years," he said during his speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg .

For its part, a statement from the European Commission states that it is the opportunity to create up to 10 million jobs in the African continent in the next five years.

Juncker also called to decide about the allocation of funds for this project before the elections to the European Parliament in May 2019.


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