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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PRESS RELEASE: ACP states dismayed at EU decision to end sugar quotas in 2017

Brussels, 27 June 2013/ ACP Press Release: ACP sugar supplying states are appalled by the decision reached by the EU institutions on Wednesday to abolish EU beet and isoglucose sugar quotas in 2017. Once again, the concerns and expectations of the ACP have not been taken into account in spite of their numerous submissions over the past years.

Brussels Policy Briefing #32: Fish-farming - the new driver of the blue economy?

Brussels, 26 June 2013/ CTA/ ACP: Aquaculture has emerged as a growing and lucrative sector, supplying 40% of the world’s fish production, with a total value of US$ 87 billion in 2010. A workshop at the ACP House in Brussels next week will focus on the challenges and successes of aquaculture – also known as fish-farming – as well as lessons learned from the field for ACP countries.

PRESS RELEASE: EU warned - Market flux, dented ACP economies if sugar quotas cut

Brussels, 25 June 2013/ ACP Press Release: The ACP Sugar Group has warned the EU Council of market instability and the acute risk to their developing economies if the proposal to abolish EU sugar quotas in 2015 – rather than 2020 – is passed this week. The last ditch appeal comes as high level negotiations on EU agricultural policy are expected to close this Wednesday in Brussels.


PRESS RELEASE: Statement by the Secretary General following the agreement between the Government of Mali and the Touareg rebel groups

Brussels, 24 June 2013/ ACP Press Release: The Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group), Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni, was very pleased to endorse the agreement concluded in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) on 18 June 2013, between the Government of the Republic of Mali and the Tuareg rebel groups represented by the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) and High Council for the Azawad (HCA).

Mali - a lesson in “vigilance”, says JPA co-chair

Brussels, 19 June 2013/ ACP: Co-President of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) Hon. Joyce Laboso has urged ACP members against “taking democracy for granted,” while calling for continued peace talks in Mali following a ceasefire agreement signed between the government and armed groups on Tuesday. 

Kenyan lawmaker speaks out on “tragic” abuse of ACP natural resources

Brussels, 17 June 2013/ ACP: Despite the world’s fixation with the abundant natural resources found in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, the Co-Chair of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA), Hon. Joyce Laboso warned of devastating effects to communities on the ground if the focus stays only on revenues and not lives. 


PRESS RELEASE: New ACP flag and anthem unveiled

Brussels, 17 June 2013/ ACP Press Release: The ACP Group unveiled a new flag and anthem today at the opening ceremony of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, to represent the solidarity and shared vision of its 79 member states. It is the first time ever for the Group to feature such symbols of common identity since its foundation in 1975. 


PRESS RELEASE: Political strife, security issues in ACP countries key concern for joint parliament

Brussels, 15 June 2013/ ACP PRESS RELEASE: Worrying instability in the African states of Guinea and the Central African Republic will be urgent topics on the table at the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA), to be held 17-19 June in Brussels.

STATEMENT by the Secretary General at the opening of the 32nd session of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly, in Brussels 14 June 2013

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