Update on Negotiations

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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NEWS: ACP Fish II Programme protecting Jamaica's aquaculture sector

Kingston, JAMAICA 30 July 2012/ ACP Fish II/ ACP: Jamaica’s efforts to protect and resuscitate its aquaculture industry is benefiting from technical expertise from the European Union (EU), to formulate an aquaculture land and water use development plan.  This, as the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Fish II Programme rolls out its support to strengthen fisheries management

NEWS: Namibian President calls on EU to waive EPA deadline

Windhoek, NAMIBIA 30 July 2012/ TN: Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba has called on the European Union (EU) not to implement its 2014 trade pact deadline which, if missed, will cost his country millions in export levies.
 

NEWS: EU trade reforms may 'hurt developing countries', warns report

27 July 2012/ TG: Developing countries stand to lose out from trade reforms that are pushing the EU towards more protectionist policies, according to a report by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI).

NEWS: Pacific ACP calls for stronger regional integration

Suva, FIJI 27 July 2012/ PIFS Press Release: Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Tuiloma Neroni Slade, has called on the Pacific region to intensify and accelerate its efforts towards regional integration.
 

In his remarks at the inaugural Pacific ACP Officials' Meeting at the Secretariat in Suva, Fiji on Friday, Mr Slade said: "As we seek to further engage with Europe in the context of the Economic Partnership Agreement, our efforts towards regional integration should be intensified and accelerated."

NEWS: Jamaica to seek ACP-EU funding for agro-training programme

Kingston, 27 July 2012/ JIS/ ACP: Jamaica’s Ministries of Agriculture and Fisheries and Education are collaborating to enhance the application of agricultural science in education curricula, including submitting a joint project proposal for ACP-EU funding that would boost training in agricultural technologies and certify graduates in agricultural engineering for subsequent employment in the sector.
 

ACP-EU JPA PRESS RELEASE on the fact-finding mission to Fiji

26 July 2012/ACP-EU JPA: First and foremost, the Mission expresses its gratitude to the Government and people of Fiji for making this Mission possible. The Mission is also thankful to all the stakeholders whom it has had the privilege of meeting and the frank and open discussions with all of them. This will assist the JPA to have a better understanding of the political situation in Fiji.

PRESS RELEASE: ACP shares condolences over loss of Ghanaian Head of State

ACP Secretary General Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas signs condolence book for late President John Atta Mills in Brussels.Brussels, 25 July 2012/ ACP: The Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group Secretariat H.E Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas has expressed his deepest condolences over the death of the President of his native Ghana, H.E Professor John Atta Mills on Tuesday 24 July 2012.

NEWS: Fiji Gov't committed to roadmap despite public "mistrust", say ACP-EU mission

Suva, FIJI, 25 July 2012/ FT: THE visiting African Caribbean Pacific and European Union (ACP-EU) fact-finding mission to Fiji has expressed confidence in the government's efforts to return Fiji to democracy by 2014.
 

NEWS: Caribbean firms complete Euro tour, prep for business forum

24 July 2012/ CE/ ACP: Twenty-two cultural industries firms from across the Caribbean recently undertook a study tour passing through Manchester (UK), Berlin (Germany) and Paris (France), gearing up for the 2nd CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum, to be held 8-9 August in London.
 

Regional ACP-EU parliamentary meeting concluded successfully in Samoa

Brussels, 23 July 2012/ ACP: Members of Parliament from the Pacific region and visiting counterparts from the European Parliament wrapped up three days of deliberations in Apia, Samoa last week, concluding the 8th Regional Joint Parliamentary Assembly between the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU).

 


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