Better together? Franco-German cooperation in the Sahel

The Sahel has become a hub for European security, migration and development-related activities. One of the political drivers has been the increasing Franco-German convergence around the aims of stabilization and combating the root causes of migration. This policy brief post traces the trajectory of this strategic convergence and assesses its effective implications. While France, Germany and a core group of EU member states have gradually strengthened the implementation of the comprehensive approach, this policy brief also underlines potential pitfalls and the need for systematic vertical and horizontal EU coordination.

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