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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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Press releases

New co-president named for the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

Brussels, 2 December 2013/ ACP: Member of Parliament from Jamaica Hon. Fitz Jackson has been elected by his peers as Chair of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly and Co-President of the ACP-EU joint Assembly, alongside Belgian MEP and former EU Development Commissioner Hon. Louis Michel.

ACP lawmakers take stand on ICC, Central African Republic, Zimbabwe

Addis Ababa, 27 November 2013/ ACP: The ACP Parliamentary Assembly pronounced united positions on three pressing issues for the 79-member group of African, Caribbean and Pacific states, including on the International Criminal Court, the deteriorating security situation in the Central African Republic, and Zimbabwe-EU relations.


JPA PRESS RELEASE: Overview of the 26th Joint Parliamentary Assembly

Addis Ababa, 27 November 2013/ ACP-EU JPA: The international community must continue to provide substantial, coordinated and more effective aid to people affected by the atrocities of war in the Great Lakes region, in particular in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), said MEPs and MPs from the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) in Addis Ababa on 27 November.

Great Lakes security, Mayotte tensions urgent topics at major ACP-EU parliamentary meeting

Addis Ababa, 20 November 2013: More than 200 Members of Parliament from ACP and EU member states will meet in the Ethiopian capital this week to discuss issues of shared concern at the 26th session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly from 25th to 27th November. 

ACP states speak with one voice on the Warsaw Conference on Climate Change (COP19)

Brussels, 14 November 201/ GCCA/ ACP: On 5 November 2013, the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of states agreed on a common position paper (1) on the International Conference on Climate Change which is taking place in Warsaw, Poland (2), outlining proposals to address critical areas for the ACP countries.

Caribbean groups debate ACP future

St George’s, GRENADA 31 October 2013/ ACP: Stakeholders from Caribbean governments, private sector bodies and civil society will tackle critical questions about the future outlooks of the ACP Group, including the region’s stakes in the world’s largest intergovernmental association of developing countries.

ACP Group should remain, Pacific meeting concludes

Apia, 25 October 2013/ ACP: The approaching expiry of the Cotonou Partnership Agreement between the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and the European Union (EU), has prompted reflections within the Group on its future, post 2020. The third and final revision of the Cotonou Agreement in 2015 is also of significance.

ACP ministers for sugar tackle next steps after EU CAP reforms

Brussels, 14 October 2013/ ACP: Ministers in from charge of the sugar sector in ACP countries are meeting in Fiji from October 14-18, 2013 to discuss the future of the industry in light of the reforms to the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which includes the market organisation for sugar.

Eminent Persons consult Pacific region on post-2020 ACP-EU outlooks

Brussels, 14 October 2013/ ACP: The first consultation of the Eminent Persons Group (EPG) will be held in Apia, Samoa from 17-19 October 2013.  This is the first in a series of six regional consultations in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific to solicit the views and secure positions of member states on the outlooks of the ACP Group after 2020.

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