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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.




Grants awarded under the EuropeAid call for proposals EuropeAid/164206/IH/ACT/Multi publié le 17.04.2019

Supporting the cultural and creative sectors in the ACP countries – Q&A #2 – 12/01/2020

Calls for Proposals and Tenders - ACP EU Culture Supporting the Cultural and Creative Sectors in ACP Countries

Seeking partnership under ACP Innovation Fund?

Suriname gears up to host Joint ACP-EU Parliament meeting

Brussels, 24 September 2012/ ACP: The vibrant Caribbean locale of Paramaribo, Suriname will host the 24th session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, an event that will gather more than 200 participants from Africa, the Caribbean, Pacific and Europe to discuss key issues of ACP-EU cooperation.

Brussels Development Briefing on climate change and agriculture

Brussels, 24 September 2012/ CTA/ ACP: An development seminar this week in Brussels will focus on the effects of climate change on the livelihood of farmers in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, and ‘climate smart’ practices that could reduce agricultural contributions to harmful emissions.


ACP politicians talk trade, EU aid agenda in Brussels

Brussels, 22 September 2012/ ACP: Members of Parliament from Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific met in Brussels this week to discuss issues pertinent to their countries and prepare for the upcoming Joint ACP-EU Parliamentary Assembly to be held in Paramaribo, Suriname in November.


ACP, EU, UNDP renew joint commitment to private sector development

Istanbul, TURKEY, 17 September 2012/ IICPSD/ ACP: A high-level ACP-EC delegation from Brussels were hosted by the UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD) on 11-12 September, along with various representatives of Turkish institutions including the ministries of Foreign Affairs and Economy, the Turkish Agency for Cooperation and Coordination, TOBB, DEIK, and BUTGEM.

PRESS RELEASE: ACP Secretary General reacts to European Parliament vote on Market Access Regulation 1528/2007

Brussels, 13 September 2012/ ACP: The Secretary General of the ACP Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas declared today that the European Parliament’s vote to extend the proposed deadline for concluding Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with ACP countries, is prudent. 

EU Parliament debates ACP-EU free trade agreement deadline

Brussels, 12 September 2012/ ACP: The European Parliament is scheduled to vote this afternoon on whether to amend Council Regulation (EC) 1528/2007 – a move that may see a number of ACP countries lose duty free, quota free access to European markets if they fail to conclude trade talks by the end of 2013.

ACP trade officials tackle how to focus WTO talks on development

Nairobi KENYA, 11 September 2012/ ACP: A high level forum taking place this week in Nairobi, Kenya will allow trade officials from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific to address key issues from the WTO Ministerial Conference held last year, as well as new development challenges related to trade.


The forum is expected to yield recommendations for ACP countries to ensure development remains at the core of multilateral trade negotiations.


ACP Statement at the High Level Forum on Emerging Issues and Challenges in the Multilateral Trading System, 11-14 September 2012, Nairobi KENYA

Delivered by ACP Assistant Secretary General and Head of the Department of Sustainable Economic Development and Trade, Mr Achille Bassilekin III.


Film, culture projects thrive under ACP Cultures+

Brussels, 7 September 2012/ ACP: Film makers, artists and other members of the creative and cultural industries in Europe and ACP regions gathered in Brussels to share updates on projects they manage with backing by ACP Cultures Plus – a funding programme for cultural initiativ

ACP explores potential for major trade, investment bank

Brussels, 6 September, 2012: The Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States has launched a far-reaching study to examine the feasibility of opening a trade and investment bank to service its 79, soon to be 80, member states.


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