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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 RELEASE: ACP Secretary General reacts to European Parliament vote on Market Access Regulation 1528/2007

Brussels, 13 September 2012/ ACP: The Secretary General of the ACP Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas declared today that the European Parliament’s vote to extend the proposed deadline for concluding Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with ACP countries, is prudent. 
 

PRESS RELEASE: ACP concerned about graduation, differentiation in EU aid policy

Rarotonga COOK ISLANDS, 30 August 2012/ ACP: The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States has voiced concerns over the inclusion of a differentiated approach towards aid in the European Commission’s Agenda for Change.
 

The proposed policy seeks to deliver EU development assistance more efficiently by focussing on key priority areas and targeting resources towards Least Developed Countries, while cutting national allocations to High Income and Upper Middle Income Countries.
 

PRESS RELEASE: ACP chief welcomes Pacific leaders’ commitment to conclude trade talks with EU

Rarotonga COOK ISLANDS, 30 August 2012/ ACP: The Secretary General of the Brussels-based Secretariat for the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP), Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas applauded Pacific Island leaders in their commitment to conclude trade talks with the European Union (EU) as a full group.  
 

Dr Chambas said the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) negotiations, ongoing with the Pacific since 2004, were one of the “principal concerns” facing ACP-EU relations.
 

New Ambassadors throw weight behind ACP aspirations

Brussels, 1 August 2012/ ACP: The Committee of Ambassadors of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States welcomed three new members who recently began their tenures as official envoys to the European Union (EU) and Benelux states.

 

ACP-EU JPA PRESS RELEASE on the fact-finding mission to Fiji

26 July 2012/ACP-EU JPA: First and foremost, the Mission expresses its gratitude to the Government and people of Fiji for making this Mission possible. The Mission is also thankful to all the stakeholders whom it has had the privilege of meeting and the frank and open discussions with all of them. This will assist the JPA to have a better understanding of the political situation in Fiji.

PRESS RELEASE: ACP shares condolences over loss of Ghanaian Head of State

ACP Secretary General Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas signs condolence book for late President John Atta Mills in Brussels.Brussels, 25 July 2012/ ACP: The Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group Secretariat H.E Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas has expressed his deepest condolences over the death of the President of his native Ghana, H.E Professor John Atta Mills on Tuesday 24 July 2012.

Regional ACP-EU parliamentary meeting concluded successfully in Samoa

Brussels, 23 July 2012/ ACP: Members of Parliament from the Pacific region and visiting counterparts from the European Parliament wrapped up three days of deliberations in Apia, Samoa last week, concluding the 8th Regional Joint Parliamentary Assembly between the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU).

 

High hopes at ACP for new AU Commission chief

Brussels, 23 July 2012/ ACP: Head of the Secretariat for the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas expressed his warm congratulations and optimism following the election of South Africa’s Home Affairs minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, as the new Chair of the African Union (AU) Commission.
 

PRESS RELEASE: Pacific, EU MPs to talk trade, climate change, human rights in Samoa

Brussels, 11 July 2012/ ACP: Pacific Politicians will gather in Samoa to dialogue with Members of the European Parliament at the 8th Regional Meeting of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, scheduled for 18 – 20 July.

 

PRESS RELEASE: Caribbean leaders invited to join ambitious dialogue on ACP future

Gros Islet, ST LUCIA, 5 July 2012/ ACP:  Top officials attending the Caribbean Community’s Heads of Government Conference this week were invited to contribute to key discussions later in the year on the future of the world’s largest intergovernmental organisation of developing countries, the ACP Group.
 


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