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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CORRIGENDUM N°1 to the Call for proposals "SUPPORTING THE CULTURAL AND CREATIVE SECTORS IN THE ACP COUNTRIES" - EuropeAid/167697/IH/ACT/MULTI

Grants awarded under the EuropeAid call for proposals EuropeAid/164206/IH/ACT/Multi publié le 17.04.2019

Supporting the cultural and creative sectors in the ACP countries – Q&A #2 – 12/01/2020

Calls for Proposals and Tenders - ACP EU Culture Supporting the Cultural and Creative Sectors in ACP Countries

Seeking partnership under ACP Innovation Fund?

Mixed progress for ACP-EU trade agreements

Brussels, 31 October 2012/ ACP: Long-running talks on Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between some members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group and the European Union move ahead at a mired pace, despite best efforts on both sides.
 

At last week’s joint ministerial trade meeting in Brussels, the ACP Co-Chair, Fiji’s Minister of Trade and Industry Mr Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum called for a review of European ambitions, after nearly a decade of negotiations.
 

ACP preferences to erode as EU trade with third countries thrive

Brussels, 30 October 2012/ ACP: Trade preferences traditionally enjoyed by the ACP Group from the EU are now under threat, as the major 27-member bloc wraps up even more free trade deals with non-ACP third countries.

ACP's "instrumental role" in trade debate: WTO Director-General

Brussels, 24 October 2012/ WTO/ ACP: Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Pascal Lamy stressed the ACP’s “instrumental role” in moving the trade debate forward at the meeting of ACP Ministers of Trade in Brussels today at the ACP House in Brussels.
 

Secretary General's welcoming statement at the ACP Ministers of Trade meeting, 24 October 2012, Brussels

Honorable Ministers, Our Special Guest, Mr. Pascal Lamy Director-General of the WTO, Permanent Secretaries and Directors-General of Ministries responsible for Trade matters in ACP States, Excellency Ambassadors, Heads and representatives of ACP regional integration organizations, Distinguished participants, Ladies and gentlemen, 

Key CTA briefing to push climate change and green growth agenda in the Pacific

Brussels, 24 october 2012/ CTA/ACP: Climate change is already disproportionally affecting the islands of the Pacific. Although islanders have done little to contribute to the causes of climate change – less than 0.03% of current global greenhouse gas emissions – they are among the first to be exposed to a range of environmental, social and economic effects.

 

African leaders stress importance of major ACP summit

Brussels, 22 October 2012/ ACP: Three presidential visits to the Secretariat for the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group in Brussels last week highlighted the commitment of ACP member states to reviewing the outlook of the Group, and its role in promoting development amongst its members.
 

Spotlight on trade agendas in lead up to ACP-EU Joint Trade meeting

Brussels, 22 October 2012/ ACP: Senior officials and Ministers for Trade from ACP governments convene in Brussels this week to tackle crucial issues regarding trade relations between their countries and the European Union.
 

The series of high level meetings culminates with the annual ACP-EU Joint Ministerial Trade Committee this Friday.
 

Opening remarks by the Secretary General at the ACP SeniorTrade Officials Technical Meeting, 22-23 October 2012, Brussels

Permanent Secretaries and Directors-General of Ministries responsible for Trade matters in ACP States; Excellency Ambassadors; Heads and representatives of ACP regional integration organizations; Distinguished participants; Ladies and gentlemen;

It is a pleasure for me to welcome you all to Belgium, Brussels and to ACP House, your House for this meeting of ACP Senior Trade Officials.

 

Brussels Declaration on culture calls for stronger capacity building, information flows

Brussels, 22 October 2012/ ACP: ACP Ministers of Culture have launched an appeal for a renewed commitment to the development of the cultural sector in their regions. Dubbed the Brussels Resolution, the 32-point document comes after several days of active deliberations at the 3rd Meeting for ACP Ministers of Culture held last week.
 

Welcome speech by the Secretary General at the opening of the 3rd Meeting of ACP Ministers of Culture, 17 October 2012

Honourable Ministers; Your Excellencies; Our friends of the Press; Ladies and Gentlemen,

On behalf of the ACP Secretariat, and in my own name, I welcome you all to ACP House – your own house.  This third meeting of the Ministers of Culture could not have come at a more opportune time.


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