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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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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).

 

High hopes at ACP for new AU Commission chief

Brussels, 23 July 2012/ ACP: Head of the Secretariat for the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas expressed his warm congratulations and optimism following the election of South Africa’s Home Affairs minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, as the new Chair of the African Union (AU) Commission.
 

NEWS: EU to lift most Zimbabwe sanctions after referendum

 23 July 2012/ AFP: The European Union agreed today to lift most sanctions against Zimbabwe firms and individuals once the country has held "a peaceful and credible" vote on a new constitution.

NEWS: EPAs high on agenda during EU President's Tanzania visit

Brussels, 22 July 2012/ EU Press Release / ACP: The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, accompanied by European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, visited Tanzania over the weekend. He met with the President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete and senior ministers of the government. The visit contributes to reinforce the high-level political dialogue and economic cooperation with Tanzania.

NEWS: EU sugar aid for Swaziland bittersweet

20 July 2012/ The Guardian: Under the aid for trade initiative that came out of the World Trade Organisation in 2005, rich countries agreed to provide money for developing countries to help them adapt to global trade, moving away from the more brutal approach to trade liberalisation of tearing down trade barriers.
 

PRESS RELEASE: Pacific, EU MPs to talk trade, climate change, human rights in Samoa

Brussels, 11 July 2012/ ACP: Pacific Politicians will gather in Samoa to dialogue with Members of the European Parliament at the 8th Regional Meeting of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, scheduled for 18 – 20 July.

 

Unique conference tackles climate change under ACP patronage

Brussels, 11 July 2012/ ACP: A global conference in November will present cutting edge research, innovative solutions and future outlooks on the climate change agenda, with a special focus on the plight of Small Island Developing States. The conference is set to take place entirely in cyberspace, making it open and free to anyone with an internet connection.

 

PRESS RELEASE: Caribbean leaders invited to join ambitious dialogue on ACP future

Gros Islet, ST LUCIA, 5 July 2012/ ACP:  Top officials attending the Caribbean Community’s Heads of Government Conference this week were invited to contribute to key discussions later in the year on the future of the world’s largest intergovernmental organisation of developing countries, the ACP Group.
 

Address of the Secretary General at the 33rd Regular Conference of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), 4-6 July 2012, Castries SAINT LUCIA,

Your Excellency, Hon. Dr. Kenny Davis Anthony, Prime Minister of St. Lucia and Chairman of the Caribbean Community,
Your Excellencies the Heads of Government,
Your Excellency, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Secretary-General of CARICOM,
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen,

 


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