Themes Archives: European Union

EU parliament re-engagement visit to Zimbabwe Report

This is a Report on the visit to Zimbabwe of the Delegation of the Development Committee of the European Parliament to Zimbabwe (29 April – 3 May 2013) The terms of reference for this visit were as follows: “The visit is a part of the overall re-engagement process. The progress made towards the implementation of […]

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EU sanctions to go if SADC declare election free and fair

THE European Union (EU) will lift sanctions against Zimbabwe if regional observers declare July 31 polls to be free and fair, the bloc’s ambassador to South Africa said on Friday. “If the process goes well we will go suspend (sanctions) and I am sure they will be removed,” diplomat Roeland van de Geer said. “We […]

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European Union Current Policy on Zimbabwe

In its latest policy on Zimbabwe  published on 28 May 2013, the European Union  draws two lessons from Zimbabwe’s complicated political landscape by concluding that: Government turnover does not guarantee democratic change in Zimbabwe. ZANU PF lacks democratic roots; but the MDC has, for its part, done little to prove its trustworthiness. Rather than asking […]

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Friends of Zimbabwe, 2013 Communiqué London, March 26, 2013

Friends of Zimbabwe, an informal annual meeting of major international donors to Zimbabwe have been meeting in London at the Foreign Office to discuss the international response to Zimbabwe’s constitutional referendum and preparations for its elections. The Forum has been participating in the inter-government-civil society segments of the meetings. Friends of Zimbabwe have on 26 […]

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