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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 ACP-EU programme to build climate resilience in the Pacific

Majuro, 5 September 2013/SPC/EU: At the occasion of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), European Union Commissioner for Climate Action Mrs Connie Hedegaard and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community’s Director General Dr.

PRESS RELEASE: ACP Chief calls for urgent action on climate change at 44th Pacific Leaders Forum

Majuro, 5 September 2013/ ACP: The ACP Secretary General H.E Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni warned that failure to act on climate change “would lead to catastrophic consequences” for the Pacific Islands.

PRESS RELEASE: Statement by the ACP Secretary-General on the presidential election in Mali

Brussels, 19 August 2013/ ACP: The Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States H.E Alahaji Muhammad Mumuni expressed delight at the smooth conduct of the two Presidential election rounds held in Mali on 28 July and 11 August 2013.

ACP trade and investment bank can close “immense” financing gaps, affirms study

Brussels, 15 August 2013/ ACP: Financing gaps worth more than USD 400 billion in ACP countries can be improved by setting up a major trade and investment bank to serve the Group’s 79 members, say experts.

PRESS RELEASE: ACP sends observation mission to the harmonised elections in Zimbabwe

Brussels, 29 July 2013/ ACP PRESS RELEASE: In response to an invitation from the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe, the Committee of Ambassadors of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States decided, at its 863rd meeting held in Brussels, Belgium on 4 July 2013, to send an ACP Ambassadorial Mission to observe the harmonized elections - Presidential, Legislative and Local Government - to be held on 31 July 2013.  

Final communique of the 10th regional ACP-EU JPA in Abuja

Abuja, 26 July 2013/ ACP/ ACP-EU JPA: The West African region of the ACP Group hosted the 10th session of the ACP-EU regional Joint Parliamentary Assembly on 17-19 July, bringing together parliamentarians from the 15 ECOWAS states and counterparts from the European Parliament to discuss key trade and development issues faced by the region.

PRESS RELEASE: Intra-ACP Climate Change talks in Belize

Brussels, 5 July 2013/ GCCA Press Release: The Intra-ACP Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) Programme will hold its First Regional Technical Meeting (RTM) on 16 - 17 July, 2013 at the San Ignacio Resort Hotel, San Ignacio, Cayo District in Belize.

PRESS RELEASE: ACP states dismayed at EU decision to end sugar quotas in 2017

Brussels, 27 June 2013/ ACP Press Release: ACP sugar supplying states are appalled by the decision reached by the EU institutions on Wednesday to abolish EU beet and isoglucose sugar quotas in 2017. Once again, the concerns and expectations of the ACP have not been taken into account in spite of their numerous submissions over the past years.

Brussels Policy Briefing #32: Fish-farming - the new driver of the blue economy?

Brussels, 26 June 2013/ CTA/ ACP: Aquaculture has emerged as a growing and lucrative sector, supplying 40% of the world’s fish production, with a total value of US$ 87 billion in 2010. A workshop at the ACP House in Brussels next week will focus on the challenges and successes of aquaculture – also known as fish-farming – as well as lessons learned from the field for ACP countries.

PRESS RELEASE: EU warned - Market flux, dented ACP economies if sugar quotas cut

Brussels, 25 June 2013/ ACP Press Release: The ACP Sugar Group has warned the EU Council of market instability and the acute risk to their developing economies if the proposal to abolish EU sugar quotas in 2015 – rather than 2020 – is passed this week. The last ditch appeal comes as high level negotiations on EU agricultural policy are expected to close this Wednesday in Brussels.


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