Concluding his two and a half year term, the President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani reiterates his proposal of the Marshal Plan for Africa. The European Union should work with African partners to address the root causes of migration flows, Tajani insists.
The president repeatedly proposed a “true Marshall Plan” to become a part of the next EU budget in order to attract investment, infrastructure and to develop an industrial base while creating hope and prospects for the next generations.
Through his mandate president Tajani has promoted Marshall Plan for Africa from different fora, requesting to create EUR50 billion fund to invest massively in infrastructure, and develop industrial base.
Sub-Saharan Africa remains a region of stark political and socio-economic contradictions and multiple longstanding challenges. While a large number of countries de jure have adopted democratic principles of governance, the overwhelming majority of states de facto are governed by authoritarian and semi-authoritarian leaders. Autocratic regimes, civil strife, weak institutions and fragile political systems continue to undermine anti-corruption efforts.