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Conclusion of EPA negotiations encouraged at Pacific ACP meeting

Rarotonga, COOK ISLANDS, 28 August 2012/ PIFS/ PACP Press Release – The Pacific ACP States are encouraged to conclude their negotiations on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU) this year.

 

ACP in solidarity with Ethiopia after loss of leader

Brussels BELGIUM, 28 August 2012/ ACP: The 79-member African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States conveyed its solidarity with the government and people of Ethiopia after the death of the late Prime Minister H.E. Ato Meles Zenawi on August 20, 2012 at age 57.
 

INTERVIEW SPECIAL with Assistant SG Achille Bassilekin III: Regional integration, EPA negotiations, human development and exploring ACP's future

Brussels BELGIUM, 28 August 2012/ LDB: Assistant Secretary General and Head of  Sustainable Economic Development and Trade, Mr Achille Bassilekin III speaks to Congo/Paris-based publication Les Dépêches de Brazzaville on future plans of the ACP and the organisation's strategy for renewal and transformation 2011-2014. Interview by Noël Ndong (

NEWS: Pacific ACP trade ministers urged to look beyond national interest in EPA talks

Nukualofa, TONGA, 16 August, 2012/ PIFS/ ACP: Trade Ministers of the Pacific ACP States have been urged to reach beyond their narrow national interests, and embrace their collective responsibility to each other when negotiating the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Commission (EC).

 

NEWS: Caribbean and Pacific strengthen ties at biodiversity meet

Rotorua, NEW ZEALAND, 13 August 2012/ SPREP/ ACP: Caribbean and Pacific counterparts are boosting their cooperation in the area of biodiversity, with two representatives from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat attending a special preparatory meeting organised by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) to help countries organize their approach to the 11th Conference of the Parties to the

NEWS: Tanzania not to sign EPAs until 'contentious issues' are resolved, says Trade Minister

Dar Es Salaam, 13 August 2012/ DN: Regional markets for Tanzania's export-based agro-products, which earns the country considerable earnings, are likely to fail following continued pressure from the European Union (EU) to liberalise trade through the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs).

 

NEWS: CARIFORUM and Carib-Export chart a way forward for EPA support

Georgetown GUYANA, 12 August 2012/ CARICOM: The Director General of the CARIFORUM Directorate, Mr Ivan Ogando Lora, and the Executive Director of the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), Ms Pamela Coke-Hamilton, headlined the closing session of the 2nd CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum held in London from August 8-9.

 

NEWS: ACP backs Pacific coconut farm project, awaits EU funding

Suva, FIJI, 12 August 2012/ FS: A Pacific Coconut Development Project is moving closer to becoming a reality following a successful meeting in Brussels between Fiji’s Ambassador to the European Union, Peceli Vocea, with other African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP Group) Representatives, the European Commission, the ACP Secretariat and the European Union Delegation from Suva.

NEWS: ACP joins EU farmers in appeal to maintain sugar production quotas

Wageningen, 6 August 2012/ CTA: In a statement at the joint ACP–EU Council meeting in Vanuatu on 14 June 2012, the Mauritian ambassador to the EU expressed the ACP group’s dismay at EC proposals to dismantle sugar production quotas in 2015, arguing that this would deprive the EC of ‘essential market management tools’, and would result in instability in EU sugar markets.

Second Call for Proposals of the ACP-EU Energy Facility (Ref No:133-481)

We have the pleasure to announce the launching of the 2nd Call for Proposals of the ACP-UE Energy Facility. For all relating documents (guidelines, application forms, etc), please click here: (Link)


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