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NEWS: Report claims ACP states hit by "harmful" EU policies

Brussels, 21 November, 2011/ Concord/ African Press Organization (APO)  — In Africa and elsewhere in the developing world, European Union (EU) policies are continuing to seriously undermine people’s rights, because these policies are not coherent with developm

NEWS: ACP Parliamentarians urge 'flexibility' on EPAs, protection of development funds

Brussels, 19 November 2011/ ACP Newsdesk: Parliamentarians from the countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific concluded their twice-yearly plenary this week in Lomé, Togo with discussions on Economic Partnership Agreements, development cooperation with European partners, and the future of the ACP Group beyond the expiry of the Cotonou Agreement in 2020.

 

NEWS: More EU participation needed in JPA, say MEPs

Brussels, 18 November 2011/ ACP Newsdesk:  Members of the European Parliament have called for more active involvement from the European Council and Parliament at this week’s joint assembly with the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group.
 

NEWS: Caribbean fisheries sector profiled in ACP meeting

Kingston, 18 November 2011/ Guyana Times: Fifteen countries from the Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM) are participating in a four-day workshop in Jamaica which profiles fisheries management in the region, even as the Caricom finalises negotiation for a Common Fisheries Policy.

 

NEWS: MEP urges 'frank discussion' in JPAs on sexual violence in Africa

Strasbourg,15 November 2011/ BBC: Labour MEP Michael Cashman has called for a "frank and robust discussion" on the policies of certain African, Caribbean and Pacific countries on discrimination on the grounds of sexuality.

NEWS: WTO extends export subsidy to 13 ACP countries

Antigua St John's, 15 November 2011 (CARIBARENA Antigua) - The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Committee on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures has allowed 13 African, Caribbean and Pacific Group (ACP) countries to maintain their export subsidies programmes until the end of 2012.
 

NEWS: EU ongoing actions in Horn of Africa - Fact Sheet

Brussels, 14 November 2011 (EC/ ACP Press): Commissioners Piebalgs and Georgieva, together with EU Development Ministers met in Brussels on Monday to discuss the situation in the Horn of Africa and exchange ideas about enhanced EU engagement on sustainable agriculture, food security and rural resilience in the region.

 

NEWS: Energy talks raise challenges for making renewables reality in ACP states

Brussels, 14 November 2011 (BizClim/ ACP Press): Today concluded the first series of workshops of the ACP renewable energy and climate change conference.The meeting, falling just weeks ahead of the United Nations annual summit on climate change (COP 17) in Durban early December, is an attempt to strengthen national, regional and continental policy cohesion to boost investment and sustainable u

NEWS: Jamaica hosts ACP regional fisheries management workshop

KINGSTON, 10 November 2011 (ACP Fish II/ ACP Press)- The ACP Fish II Programme enters its second phase concentrating efforts on boosting fisheries management in the Caribbean. In an effort to increase knowledge sharing at the regional level, Jamaica will host the Third Regional Programme Monitoring and Training Workshop over four days beginning on November 15, 2011 with a Networking Media Session at 3.30 p.m.

NEWS: Six ACP journalists win CTA awards for outstanding agricultural reporting

CTA/ ACP Press, 9 November 2011: Acknowledging the crucial role that media play in raising awareness, understanding and action about educating and empowering farmers with the latest technology and information they need to meet the world’s growing food demands, the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Coo


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