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Introduction
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The European Union (EU) has a vast network of relationships with countries and organizations in all parts of the world. This book undertakes to examine in particular its relations with the developing countries-the ‘South’. As a region the South is no better defined than its equally amorphous counterpart, the developed countries or ‘North’. Nevertheless, the ‘South’ is a near-ubiquitous term used to refer to the former colonies of Europe and other poor countries such as Liberia and Ethiopia.