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Africa needs inclusive trade agreement, Czech National Bank seminar

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Africa needs inclusive trade agreement, Czech National Bank seminar

Commentary: Africa needs inclusive trade agreement

By Jamie Macleod and David Luke in Addis Ababa

The African continental free trade area (AfCFTA) is among the most interesting and momentous developments in trade. Signed by 52 African states, it is by number of participating countries the largest trade agreement since the formation of the World Trade Organisation. It is increasingly recognised in the international political discourse that trade must become more inclusive. The policy-makers behind the AfCFTA can learn from integration efforts elsewhere in the world. Failure, too, is a famously great teacher.

Read the full commentary on the website.

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Meeting: Future of the euro area – Prospects for enlargement in central and eastern Europe

Wednesday 29 May, Prague, 08:30 CST

OMFIF convenes a seminar with the Czech National Bank to discuss the outlook for growth in central and eastern Europe and the prospects of integration into the euro area. In the context of the deep structural challenges facing the European monetary union, the aim of the meeting is to examine the benefits and challenges of joining the euro and the banking reforms required in the adoption process.

Request to attend the meeting.

 

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