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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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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?

ACP explores potential for major trade, investment bank

Brussels, 6 September, 2012: The Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States has launched a far-reaching study to examine the feasibility of opening a trade and investment bank to service its 79, soon to be 80, member states.

 

Statement by the Secretary General at the 43rd Pacific Leader's Summit, Rarotonga COOK ISLANDS, 29 August 2012

ACP Secretary General Mohamed Ibn Chamas with Pacific leaders, Cook Islands

Hon. Chairman of the Forum, Prime Minister Henry Puna of the Cook Islands, Honourable Leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum, Tuiloma Neroni Slade, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat,  your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I warmly thank you for the honour of addressing you at this 43rd Summit of the Pacific Islands Forum.

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.
 

Statement by the Secretary General at the Pacific ACP Leaders meeting, Rarotonga COOK ISLANDS, 28 August 2012

Your Excellency, Henry Puna, Hon. Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, and Chairman of the Pacific ACP Leaders Meeting,
Distinguished Leaders of the Pacific ACP Countries,
Tuiloma Neroni Slade, Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

 

Conclusion of EPA negotiations encouraged at Pacific ACP meeting

Rarotonga, COOK ISLANDS, 28 August 2012/ PIFS/ PACP Press Release – The Pacific ACP States are encouraged to conclude their negotiations on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU) this year.

 

ACP in solidarity with Ethiopia after loss of leader

Brussels BELGIUM, 28 August 2012/ ACP: The 79-member African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States conveyed its solidarity with the government and people of Ethiopia after the death of the late Prime Minister H.E. Ato Meles Zenawi on August 20, 2012 at age 57.
 

INTERVIEW SPECIAL with Assistant SG Achille Bassilekin III: Regional integration, EPA negotiations, human development and exploring ACP's future

Brussels BELGIUM, 28 August 2012/ LDB: Assistant Secretary General and Head of  Sustainable Economic Development and Trade, Mr Achille Bassilekin III speaks to Congo/Paris-based publication Les Dépêches de Brazzaville on future plans of the ACP and the organisation's strategy for renewal and transformation 2011-2014. Interview by Noël Ndong (

NEWS: Pacific ACP trade ministers urged to look beyond national interest in EPA talks

Nukualofa, TONGA, 16 August, 2012/ PIFS/ ACP: Trade Ministers of the Pacific ACP States have been urged to reach beyond their narrow national interests, and embrace their collective responsibility to each other when negotiating the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Commission (EC).

 

NEWS: Caribbean and Pacific strengthen ties at biodiversity meet

Rotorua, NEW ZEALAND, 13 August 2012/ SPREP/ ACP: Caribbean and Pacific counterparts are boosting their cooperation in the area of biodiversity, with two representatives from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat attending a special preparatory meeting organised by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) to help countries organize their approach to the 11th Conference of the Parties to the


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