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Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine has brought into sharp focus the relevance of peace and security in Europe too. akzente reports from the heart of the EU, from the individual European states, and on Europe’s partnerships with the wider world.

Europe and Africa: the future of the partnership
One topic, two perspectives – in our new feature section, we ask experts to analyse a topic from their own personal perspective. To kick off, we are looking at the relationship between Africa and Europe.
Education at the core of EU-Africa Partnership
A guest column by Patrick Awuah, Founder and President of Ashesi University in Ghana
A renewed EU-Africa partnership fit to the global context
A guest column by Sandra Kramer, Director EU-AU relations, West and East Africa (DEVCO.D)
How our work is delivering results
akzente presents the results achieved through the multi-donor actions of the EU and the German Government in 2019.
Strong voices for Europe
The economy, security, health and development: we asked experts on Europe for their views on the key topics shaping Germany’s presidency of the EU Council.
Projects in brief
The European Union promotes development, peace and democracy around the world. GIZ is implementing a host of projects on its behalf all over the globe. Here is a selection.
‘We want as much electric mobility as possible’
Interview with Andriy Sadovyi, Mayor of the Ukrainian city of Lviv, about the opportunities and challenges of cities in the near future.
‘Mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic’
Economist Siegfried Leffler has been Director of the GIZ Representation in Brussels since 2016. He manages GIZ’s cooperation activities with the institutions of the EU, primarily with the European Commission.
The land of milk and honey
Economically, Georgia is aligning more closely with the European Union (EU). To ensure that small businesses can benefit too, beekeepers are taking steps to make their honey fit for the export trade.
Fashion made in Georgia
Fashion from Georgia is being celebrated on the catwalk. However, if the industry is to establish itself on the European market, it needs not just creativity, but above all new expertise.
Helping the helpers
Saving more lives thanks to modern equipment and up-to-date know-how for the fire service, other emergency services and the Ukrainian Red Cross.
A warm welcome
Rather than a stuffy atmosphere, libraries in eastern Ukraine provide a space for lively discussions between locals and internally displaced persons.