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New study on cultural training courses in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries

Brussels, 15 January 2016/ ACPCP/ ACP: A new study on ACP cultural training courses, published by the ACPCultures + Programme, will help upskill practitioners and upscale the cultural sector in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.

INTERVIEW SPECIAL: Sen. Maxine McClean, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Barbados and Spokesperson of the ACP Group at the WTO

Nairobi, 19 December 2015/ ACP: The ACP Group is the largest negotiating constituency in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and has over the years become increasingly influential in trade negotiations. On December 15-19, Kenya hosted the 10th Ministerial Conference of the WTO, the first time for an ACP country to do so.

ACP countries determined not to “bury” Doha Agenda in Nairobi

Nairobi, 17 December 2015/ ACP: African, Caribbean and Pacific countries join more than 160 delegations from around the world in the Kenyan capital Nairobi this week, to thrash out details of major global trade deals at the 10th ministerial conference (MC10) of the World Trade Organisation.
The conference – the highest decision making body of the WTO – has been well-known for stalemates and difficulties, where developed and developing countries are often on opposite sides of the table.

Liberia becomes 62nd ACP country to join WTO

Nairobi, 17 December 2015/ ACP: The Republic of Liberia will now be able to become a full-fledged member of the World Trade Organisation, after its membership deal was approved at the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday, 16 December. The deal will enable the country to take better advantage of free trade opportunities in the multilateral trading system.

ACP Group take on challenging terrain in lead up to WTO negotiations

Nairobi, 14 December 2015/ ACP: Trade Ministers and officials from African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) nations gathered for a strategic preparatory meeting today, ahead of the 10th Ministerial Conference (MC10) of the World Trade Organisation in Nairobi, Kenya on 15-18 December.

Dominica gifted with €100k from Mauritius to assist with disaster recovery

Brussels, 12 December 2015/ ACP: The Government of Mauritius gifted the Commonwealth of Dominica with €100,000 to help with recovery efforts following the devastation wreaked on the Caribbean island by Tropical Storm Erika in August.

FEATURED VIDEO: Do the nuts and bolts of the ACP-EU Partnership need changing?

Brussels, 9 December 2015/ EP: ACP countries and the EU have a particular bond. In 2020, the ACP-EU partnership agreement, known as the Cotonou Agreement, will come to and end. But what will happen next? Is the EU still ACP countries' best friend? EPTV's Maha Ganem explores the issues with the Co-Presidents of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly MEP Louis Michel and MP Fitz Jackson of Jamaica, in the margins of the 30th JPA session.


Refugees and migration, post-election Burundi urgent topics for ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

Brussels, 7 December 2015/ ACP: More than a hundred legislators from across Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) convene this week in Brussels alongside Members of the European Parliament to discuss and pass political resolutions on major issues concerning the ACP regions.

EU, ACP Group of States sign Intra-ACP programme worth EUR 3.6 billion

Brussels, 26 November 2015/ EC/ ACP: African, Caribbean and Pacific countries will have access to €3.6 billion to address shared challenges in the areas of human and social development, environment and climate change, private sector development, and peace and security, with the signing of the Intra-ACP programming strategy under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) (the EU's financial instrument for ACP countries).

Mozambique to receive new EU support

Brussels, 26 November 2015/ EC/ ACP: European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Mr. Neven Mimica on behalf of the European Union, with Hon. Nyeleti Brooke Mondlane, Mozambique's Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, signed an agreement at the ACP headquarters in Brussels which will provide €734 million to Mozambique.

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