Both the European Union and African Union face a threshold year where key international deals need to be struck at four major summits. Are they ready to reach wide-ranging agreements for the post-2015 world? An exclusive guest commentary from ECDPM's James Mackie and Rhys Williams.

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About the authors

  • James Mackie

    James Mackie is a specialist on EU development policy with a career of some 30 years in international development cooperation. In January 2012, he was appointed as a senior adviser on EU development policy in the European Center for Development Policy Management. He is also a visiting professor at the international relations and diplomacy department of the College of Europe in Bruges.
  • Rhys Williams

    Rhys Williams is communications officer at the European Center for Development Policy Management. He has a master's degree in global politics from the University of London, and a bachelor's in economics from Cardiff University. Previously, he was an analyst and communications assistant at Development Initiatives.