VIEWPOINT: The ACP at 40 – Repositioning as a Global Player

Brussels, 30 June 2015/ IPS/ ACP: In his memoirs, Glimpses of a Global Life, Sir Shridath Ramphal, then-Foreign Minister of the Republic of Guyana, who played a leading role in the evolution of the Lomé negotiations that lead to the birth of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, pointed to the significant lessons

DECLARATION of the 18th meeting of the ACP Ministerial Trade Committee on ACP-EU Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs)

The ACP Group Trade Ministers, meeting in Brussels from 24 to 26 June 2015;

HAVING considered the state of play of the EPA negotiations and the implementation processes in the various ACP configurations;

DECLARATION of the 18th meeting of the ACP Ministerial Trade Committee on fiscal jurisdiction in ACP countries

The ACP Trade Ministers, meeting in Brussels from 24 to 26 June 2015;

WHEREAS the Cotonou Agreement provides for political dialogue and policy coherence as enshrined in Article 8 and 12 respectively;

PNG offers to host 8th ACP Summit; pledges €500k assistance for ACP agenda on future perspectives

Brussels, 29 June 2015/ ACP: The Independent State of Papua New Guinea is prepared to host the 8th Summit of ACP Heads of State and Government in May 2016, the country’s Prime Minister Hon. Peter O’Neill announced at a recent session of the Committee of Ambassadors held in Brussels. 

ACP ministers to take positions on EPAs, tax jurisdictions to EU Trade Commissioner

Brussels, 25 June 2015/ ACP: Ministers and trade officials from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries gathered in Brussels to prepare for the ACP-EU Joint Ministerial Trade Committee on Friday, 26 June, where they will hold discussions with EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and other high level representatives from the European Union.

Opening statement of the ACP Secretary General at the 18th ACP Ministerial Trade Committee, 24 June 2015, Brussels

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It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to ACP House, your house. 
I am particularly pleased that many Ministers responsible for trade issues coming from as far as the Pacific, the Caribbean and different parts of Africa have been able to come to Brussels to participate in the two meetings that are ahead of us – namely the 18th ACP Ministerial and the 13th Joint ACP-EU Ministerial Trade Committee. You have made it here despite your busy schedules, and for some, very difficult travel connections.

WATCH: Launch of the UNCTAD World Investment Report 2015 at ACP House, 24 June 2015, 17h30 CET

Brussels, 24 June 2015/ ACP: Analyzing the most recent trends in foreign direct investment (FDI), the UNCTAD's World Investment Report 2015 reveals that, among other things, FDI inflows worldwide showed a double-digit percentage drop in 2014.

ACP Parliamentary Assembly on Burundi, EPA trade agreements

Suva, Fiji, 17 June 2015/ ACP: Members of Parliament from 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries have jointly called for measures that would allow for peaceful and fair elections to be held in Burundi, following protests and political unrest which erupted in the country in April, spurred by disputes related to the presidential elections. 

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