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On 28th September 2018 the ACP Group of States and the EU began negotiations for a successor Agreement to the Cotonou Agreement which comes to an end in February 2020. This section contains all you need to know about the negotiations.




Grants awarded under the EuropeAid call for proposals EuropeAid/164206/IH/ACT/Multi publié le 17.04.2019

Supporting the cultural and creative sectors in the ACP countries – Q&A #2 – 12/01/2020

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Zimbabwe cotton-to-clothing industry benefits from ACP-EU backing

Harare, 10 April 2014/ F2F/ EEAS Zim: The European Union will assist the Zimbabwean cotton industry in developing a cotton-to-clothing strategy that aims at enhancing development and competitiveness of the sector, according to a statement from the Delegation of the EU to Zimbabwe.

COLUMN: Steadying the ship in stormy waters - A message to youth

by Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, Chef de Cabinet

This is a summarised version of a public lecture delivered to the Annual Congress of the National Economics Students Association of (NESA) at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, on Wednesday 12th March 2014.


West African leaders endorse "in principle" EPA deal with EU

Abuja, 31 March 2014/ ECOWAS PRESS RELEASE: West African leaders have endorsed “in principle” the conclusion of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations with the European Union (EU) for a free trade area of the two economic blocs but urged the region’s chief negotiators to take appropriate measures to resolve outstanding technical issues within two months before the signing of the agreement.

WTO, ACP, EU joint workshop in Zimbabwe tackles technical barriers to trade

Harare, Zimbabwe, 27 March 2014/ ND: The World Trade Organisation (WTO), together with European Union (EU) and Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) will this week host a two-day workshop in Harare aimed at improving Zimbabwe’s economic performance.

ACP, ITC to partner up in boosting access to global trade for ACP businesses

Brussels, 20 March 2014/ ITC: The International Trade Centre (ITC) is reaffirming its partnership with the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) in light of increasing demands from member countries to further engage the private sector in trade development.

EU, ACP, IMO sign contract to support maritime administrations in Western and Central Africa

London, 18 March 2014/ IMO: The European Union is funding a €1.2 million grant contract, signed between the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) to support training and capacity-building activities for maritime administrators.

EU confirms new support for trade in West Africa

Brussels, 17 March 2014/ EC PRESS RELEASE: European Commissioners Andris Piebalgs, for Development policy, and Karel De Gucht, for Trade policy, welcome today's Foreign Affairs Council conclusions confirming new EU support of at least €6.5 billion for the Economic Partnership Agreement Development Program (PAPED) for West Africa1 during the period 2015-2020. The funds will greatly enhance trade and investment flows to West African countries, thus contributing to their development, sustainable growth and poverty reduction.

Women's Day fête honours “transformative” power of gender parity

Brussels, 10 March 2014/ ACP: International Women's Day was celebrated at ACP House on Friday, March 7th with a series of compelling presentations under the theme “ACP Women: Actors in Development”, capped off by a prize-giving ceremony, and an impromptu fashion show.

EU Commission affirms commitment to building ACP cultural sectors

Brussels, 4 March 2014/ ACP: Artists, trainers, creative professionals and managers representing projects funded by the ACP Cultures Plus programme were in Brussels last week to share experiences and refresh their knowledge on how to better manage their projects.

Brussels Briefing at ACP House: Revolutionising finance for agri-value chains

Brussels, 3 March 2014/ CTA/ ACP: A roundtable discussion at the ACP House this week will focus on how to revolutionise finance for agri-value chains, highlighting key opportunities for rural farmers as well as financiers in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

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