PRESS RELEASE: ACP and LDC sugar suppliers deplore EC's CAP proposals

PRESS RELEASE, 18 October 2011: The ACP and LDC cane sugar suppliers express their profound concern and dismay at the Commission’s proposals in respect of the elimination of sugar quotas in the context of the CAP reform announced on 12 October 2011.


SPEECH: Secretary General at the 2nd High Level Workshop on Enhancing Access to Finance for SME's in ACP countries, 13 October 2011

Excellencies Ambassadors,
Distinguished Representatives of International and Regional Institutions,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you all to ACP House. I am happy to note the presence of several leaders and representatives from our regional financial and economic institutions. On my own behalf and on behalf of the Secretariat, I want to thank all of you for sparing time off your busy schedules to be amongst us here today.

High level meeting to tackle SME financing in ACP countries

Brussels, 12 October 2011: Top executives from regional banks, economic communities and financial and industrial holdings in the ACP region will gather in Brussels this Thursday for the Second High Level Workshop on Enhancing Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) financing in ACP countries.

SPEECH: Secretary General's opening remarks at the 2nd SEDT Open Day (Climate Change and Sustainable Economic Development in ACP countries), 11 October 2011

Chair of the ACP Group Committee of Ambassadors,
Representatives of the European Commission,
Invited Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,


ACP Group commends Nobel Peace Prize winners

Brussels, 10 October 2011: The ACP Group continues to celebrate the achievements of three women jointly awarded the Noble Peace Prize on Friday, including two Africans.

ACP countries stand to gain from IUCN partnerships

Brussels, 10 October 2011: A meeting of between the ACP Secretary General Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas and regional heads of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) last week underlined the importance of environmental protection to sustainable development programmes in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.

PRESS RELEASE: ACP Open Day to highlight climate change and economic development

PRESS RELEASE, 6 October 2011: The Second Open Day of the Sustainable Economic Development and Trade Department (SEDT) is scheduled for Tuesday 11 October at the ACP House in Brussels.


The one-day event aims to bring together African, Caribbean and Pacific embassies and regional organizations, along with leaders of various Programme Management Units and facilities to exchange information on ways to improve access to these facilities, including funding opportunities.


SPEECH: Statement by ACP Secretary General at the 25th Session of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly

Brussels, 4 October 2011 

Mr. President,
Hon. Members,
Your Excellencies Ambassadors of ACP States,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Le Chef du protocole belge veut redynamiser les relations avec les ACP

Bruxelles, 1 Octobre 2011: Le Chef du protocole du ministère belge des Affaires étrangères, du Commerce extérieur et de la Coopération au développement a rendu la semaine dernière une visite spéciale au Comité des ambassadeurs, visant à redynamiser les relations avec les représentants de la famille des Etats ACP.

Belgian Chief of Protocol revives relations with ACP

Brussels, 1 October 2011: The Chief of Protocol from the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, External Trade and Development Cooperation paid a special visit to the Committee of Ambassadors last week to bolster relations with representatives of the ACP family of nations.

Mr Pierre Labouverie, who has a long history of ambassadorship in various ACP countries, led the visiting delegation, accompanied by Deputy Chiefs of Protocol Mr Christian Van den Hove and Adviser to Embassies Mr Carl Peeters.

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