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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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,

 

ACP backs Madagascar on road to peace

Brussels, 4 July 2012/ ACP: The Committee of Ambassadors for the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States welcomed the Prime Minister of the Republic of Madagascar H.E Mr Jean Omer Beriziky at the ACP House on Tuesday, while he was in Brussels for talks with the European Union.  

Ambassadorial visit to EIB renews focus on SME challenges

ACP ambassadors visit the EIB Bank in Luxembourge, June 2012

Brussels, 1 July 2012/ ACP:  Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in ACP countries still face  major barriers in financing, despite their unmistakable role in building local economies, the ACP Committee of Ambassadors heard during the group’s annual visit to the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg last week.

Fisheries Mechanism gets boost with new action plan

Brussels, 1 July 2012/ ACP: The Third meeting of the ACP Ministers responsible for fisheries was held in Nadi (Fiji) on18 June 2012, addressing the theme of Partnerships for sustainable development of the fisheries sector in ACP countries.

The meeting provided an opportunity for ACP Ministers for fisheries to invigorate the ACP Ministerial Fisheries Mechanism by adopting a 5 year Strategic Plan of Action.

The meeting also adopted a set of Resolutions addressing key issues for ACP States in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors.

South-south cooperation “a must” for universal access to energy

27 June 2012, Brussels/ ACP: Technology-transfer amongst developing countries is essential to bringing energy access to the poorest of the world, argued leading figures at a recent panel event co-organised by the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) at the Rio+20 conference in Brazil last week.

South-Sudan to accede to ACP-EU partnership

26 June 2012, Brussels/ ACP: The world’s newest nation - the Republic of South Sudan - is on its way to becoming the 80th member of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, after its request to accede to the ACP-EU partnership was approved at the recent Joint Council of Ministers meeting in Vanuatu.

DECISIONS & RESOLUTIONS: 95th session of ACP Council of Ministers and 37th session of the ACP-EU Council of Ministers, 11-15 June 2012, Port Vila VANUATU

95th session of the ACP Council of Ministers

DECISIONS  ( FR )

No 1 on the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20)

PRESS RELEASE: ACP, EU take joint stand on sustainable development at Rio +20

21 June, 2012: The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States and the European Union have adopted a joint declaration reaffirming their shared commitment to the principles of the 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, while calling for an “ambitious and action oriented” outcome at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20), currently underway in Rio de Janeiro.


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