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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.
 

NEWS: Caribbean fisheries sector profiled in ACP meeting

Kingston, 18 November 2011/ Guyana Times: Fifteen countries from the Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM) are participating in a four-day workshop in Jamaica which profiles fisheries management in the region, even as the Caricom finalises negotiation for a Common Fisheries Policy.

 

NEWS: MEP urges 'frank discussion' in JPAs on sexual violence in Africa

Strasbourg,15 November 2011/ BBC: Labour MEP Michael Cashman has called for a "frank and robust discussion" on the policies of certain African, Caribbean and Pacific countries on discrimination on the grounds of sexuality.

NEWS: WTO extends export subsidy to 13 ACP countries

Antigua St John's, 15 November 2011 (CARIBARENA Antigua) - The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Committee on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures has allowed 13 African, Caribbean and Pacific Group (ACP) countries to maintain their export subsidies programmes until the end of 2012.
 

PRESS RELEASE: Two urgent topics on ACP-EU Joint Parliament agenda

ACP PRESS RELEASE, 15 November 2011: Two urgent topics are on the agenda for the 22nd Session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, to be held 19-24 November in Lomé, Togo.

 

NEWS: EU ongoing actions in Horn of Africa - Fact Sheet

Brussels, 14 November 2011 (EC/ ACP Press): Commissioners Piebalgs and Georgieva, together with EU Development Ministers met in Brussels on Monday to discuss the situation in the Horn of Africa and exchange ideas about enhanced EU engagement on sustainable agriculture, food security and rural resilience in the region.

 

NEWS: Energy talks raise challenges for making renewables reality in ACP states

Brussels, 14 November 2011 (BizClim/ ACP Press): Today concluded the first series of workshops of the ACP renewable energy and climate change conference.The meeting, falling just weeks ahead of the United Nations annual summit on climate change (COP 17) in Durban early December, is an attempt to strengthen national, regional and continental policy cohesion to boost investment and sustainable u


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