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NEWS: CARIFORUM must enhance competitiveness for EPAs, says CARICOM chief

Georgetown, Guyana, 29 November 2011/ CNN/ ACP Newsdesk -- Irwin LaRocque, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, has sounded a challenge for Caribbean Forum of African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States (CARIFORUM) to enhance their competitiveness and productivity in order to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between CARIFORUM and the European Union (EU).

 

Pacific fights for survival at COP17

Brussels, 29 November 2011/ ACP Newsdesk: On an international scene fixated with the global financial crisis and the tangle of creating effective and sustainable development policies, Pacific nations join the UN’s COP17 climate change summit this week in Durban, South Africa with a very clear and basic focus – the survival of their peoples.

ACP Secretary General meets with Cote d'Ivoire Head of State in Brussels

Brussels, 28 November 2011/ ACP Newsdesk: ACP Secretary General Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas met with the President of Côte d’Ivoire H.E Alassane Dramane Ouattara, during the Head of State’s visit to Paris and Brussels last week.

 

Food Price Volatility in ACP countries focus of top briefing

ACP countries good price volatilityBrussels, 28 November, 2011/ CTA/ ACP Newsdesk: Price volatility is one of the most critical economic and food security challenges facing global policymakers today. Spikes in food prices can have significant impact on incomes, markets, and nutrition worldwide, particularly in ACP countries.

Overview ACP-EU Assembly: indebtedness, Somalia, Arab Spring

Lome, Togo 23 November 2011/ European Parliament: MPs from African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries and MEP counterparts adopted resolutions on the consequences of indebtedness on development, the crisis in the Horn of Africa, especially Somalia, the impact of the Arab Spring on Sub-Saharan Africa, the Lisbon Treaty's effects on ACP-EU cooperation, and the integration of people with disabilities. The ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly held its meeting from 19 to 23 November in Lomé, Togo.

 

SPEECH: Statement by the President-in-Office of the ACP Council of Ministers Hon.Oryem Henry Okello at the 22nd Session of the ACP-EU JPA, 23 Nov 2011

  • Mr. Assarid Imbarcaouane, Co-President of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • Mr. Louis Michel, Co-President of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly,
  • Co-Secretaries General of the JPA
  • Mr. Krzysztof Stanowski, President-in-Office of the EU Council
  • Representatives of the European Commission and European Council
  • Ladies and Gentlemen

NEWS: ACP countries should not be victim of european crisis - ACP-EU Joint Assembly

Lome, Togo, 22 November 2011/ European Parliament: The crisis should not be used as an excuse to cut development aid, underlined Louis Michel, Co-President of the EU-ACP Parliamentary Assembly on Monday.

NEWS: ACP-EU Assembly to vote on a resolution on Somalian food crisis

Lome, Togo, 22 November 2011/ European Parliament : Members of the European Parliament and their counterparts from African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries are “acutely concerned at the unprecedented and still deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa and regard the famine death toll in as unacceptable”. The EU-ACP Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) is set to adopt a resolution on the food and security situation in the Horn of Africa, especially in Somalia on Wednesday at its meeting in Lomé, Togo.

 

NEWS: Report claims ACP states hit by "harmful" EU policies

Brussels, 21 November, 2011/ Concord/ African Press Organization (APO)  — In Africa and elsewhere in the developing world, European Union (EU) policies are continuing to seriously undermine people’s rights, because these policies are not coherent with developm


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