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ACP demands 'development friendly' trade agreements, no unilateral deadlines

Horsens, 29 May 2012/ ACP: The Secretariat for the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States and the ACP Parliamentary Assembly have renewed calls for flexibility on trade negotiations at a major meeting with political counterparts from the European Union (EU) today.

ACP Parliamentary Assembly urges EU partners against meeting with MNLA

Horsens, 28 May 2012/ ACP: Parliamentary members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States have rebuffed the claim of Northern Mali independence by the MNLA, and called for European counterparts to avoid organising talks with the rebel group.

 

Declaration of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly on recent events in Mali

The Parliamentary Assembly of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States, meeting in its 28th session in Horsens (Denmark) on 25 May 2012, noted with satisfaction the recent progress made towards full restoration of constitutional order in Mali with the establishment of a 12-month transition period and the maintenance of the interim President, Pr. Dioncounda Traoré, the Prime Minister, Dr. Cheick Modibo Diarra and the Government, to oversee the transition.

 

EU 2011 review shows growing importance of ACP markets

Brussels, 14 May 2012/ CTA Agritrade: The EC has published its review of agriculture in the EU for 2011. Tables annexed to the review highlight the growing importance of the ACP as a market for EU agricultural exports. While between 2007 and 2010 total EU agricultural exports grew by 22.2%, agricultural exports to the ACP group as a whole grew by 37.5%. Within the ACP group, exports to South Africa grew faster than the overall ACP average, increasing by 51% (exports to the ACP excluding South Africa grew by 35.3%).

Dean of ACP Ambassadors moves on to head ECOWAS

ACP Chambas Ouedraogo
Brussels, 14 May 2012/ ACP
: Diplomatic delegations of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group based in Brussels bade farewell to their most senior peer, H.E Kadré Désiré Ouedraogo, who ended his term as Dean of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors to take up leadership at the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

 

New ambassadors watchful of shifting ACP-EU relations

Brussels, 14 May 2012/ ACP: Ambassadors from Samoa and Jamaica have called for unity and innovation amongst fellow members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, in view of the Group’s evolving relationship with the European Union (EU).

NEWS: Pacific region urges EC engagement for EPA progress

Suva FIJI, 14 May 2012/ PIFS: The Pacific bloc of the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) grouping has urged the European Commission (EC) to officially respond to its proposals on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU).

NEWS: Guyana Parliament ratifies EU's EPA

Gerogetown, 14 May 2012/ ING/ ACP: The Guyana Parliament on Thursday evening, unanimously ratified the European Union (EU) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) signed with African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) and the Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) states back in 2008, clearing the way for the country to highten its implementation of the trade pact for which the benefits and opportunities are yet to be capitalized on by Guyana.

Remarks by the Secretary General on the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Rio+20), ACP House, Brussels 10 May 2012

Introductory Remarks by ACP Secretary-General, Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas at the Special Session of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors with United Nations Under Secretary General and UNDP Administrator on the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED)
Thursday 10 May 2012, Brussels

 


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