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Food Price Volatility in ACP countries focus of top briefing

ACP countries good price volatilityBrussels, 28 November, 2011/ CTA/ ACP Newsdesk: Price volatility is one of the most critical economic and food security challenges facing global policymakers today. Spikes in food prices can have significant impact on incomes, markets, and nutrition worldwide, particularly in ACP countries.

Overview ACP-EU Assembly: indebtedness, Somalia, Arab Spring

Lome, Togo 23 November 2011/ European Parliament: MPs from African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries and MEP counterparts adopted resolutions on the consequences of indebtedness on development, the crisis in the Horn of Africa, especially Somalia, the impact of the Arab Spring on Sub-Saharan Africa, the Lisbon Treaty's effects on ACP-EU cooperation, and the integration of people with disabilities. The ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly held its meeting from 19 to 23 November in Lomé, Togo.

 

SPEECH: Statement by the President-in-Office of the ACP Council of Ministers Hon.Oryem Henry Okello at the 22nd Session of the ACP-EU JPA, 23 Nov 2011

  • Mr. Assarid Imbarcaouane, Co-President of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • Mr. Louis Michel, Co-President of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly,
  • Co-Secretaries General of the JPA
  • Mr. Krzysztof Stanowski, President-in-Office of the EU Council
  • Representatives of the European Commission and European Council
  • Ladies and Gentlemen

NEWS: ACP countries should not be victim of european crisis - ACP-EU Joint Assembly

Lome, Togo, 22 November 2011/ European Parliament: The crisis should not be used as an excuse to cut development aid, underlined Louis Michel, Co-President of the EU-ACP Parliamentary Assembly on Monday.

NEWS: ACP-EU Assembly to vote on a resolution on Somalian food crisis

Lome, Togo, 22 November 2011/ European Parliament : Members of the European Parliament and their counterparts from African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries are “acutely concerned at the unprecedented and still deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa and regard the famine death toll in as unacceptable”. The EU-ACP Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) is set to adopt a resolution on the food and security situation in the Horn of Africa, especially in Somalia on Wednesday at its meeting in Lomé, Togo.

 

NEWS: Report claims ACP states hit by "harmful" EU policies

Brussels, 21 November, 2011/ Concord/ African Press Organization (APO)  — In Africa and elsewhere in the developing world, European Union (EU) policies are continuing to seriously undermine people’s rights, because these policies are not coherent with developm

NEWS: ACP Parliamentarians urge 'flexibility' on EPAs, protection of development funds

Brussels, 19 November 2011/ ACP Newsdesk: Parliamentarians from the countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific concluded their twice-yearly plenary this week in Lomé, Togo with discussions on Economic Partnership Agreements, development cooperation with European partners, and the future of the ACP Group beyond the expiry of the Cotonou Agreement in 2020.

 

SPEECH: Secretary General's Statement at the 26th Session of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly, 18 November 2011

Mr. President,
Honourable Parliamentarians,
Your Excellencies,
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen,

 

NEWS: More EU participation needed in JPA, say MEPs

Brussels, 18 November 2011/ ACP Newsdesk:  Members of the European Parliament have called for more active involvement from the European Council and Parliament at this week’s joint assembly with the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group.
 


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