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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.

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NEWS: ACP countries should not be victim of european crisis - ACP-EU Joint Assembly

Lome, Togo, 22 November 2011/ European Parliament: The crisis should not be used as an excuse to cut development aid, underlined Louis Michel, Co-President of the EU-ACP Parliamentary Assembly on Monday.

NEWS: ACP-EU Assembly to vote on a resolution on Somalian food crisis

Lome, Togo, 22 November 2011/ European Parliament : Members of the European Parliament and their counterparts from African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries are “acutely concerned at the unprecedented and still deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa and regard the famine death toll in as unacceptable”. The EU-ACP Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) is set to adopt a resolution on the food and security situation in the Horn of Africa, especially in Somalia on Wednesday at its meeting in Lomé, Togo.

 

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.

 


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Introductory remarks by Ambassador Siglien Burleson of Suriname to the ACP Committee of Ambassadors, 15 November 2018

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