Our sixth DIPLO Development Summary, ‘EU-Pacific Relations and the 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent’ is now available. In July 2022, the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) launched its 2050 Strategy for a Blue Pacific Continent setting out regional priorities and inviting development partners to engage with a Pacific vision for their future. In this context, Dr Mathew Doidge reflects on the development relationship of the European Union with the Pacific Island states, and the possibility for reframing that the Blue Pacific Strategy offers.
An article by Dr Serena Kelly and Dr Mathew Doidge on the recently announced EU-NZ Free Trade Agreement has been published in The Conversation. A trade deal with the EU makes sense for NZ, but what’s in it for Europe? Symbolically, a lot may be accessed here.