Brussels, 7 December 2011/ ACP Newsdesk: Senior trade officials from ACP member countries concluded two days of intense discussions in preparation for key meetings within the coming weeks.
Over one hundred people representing forty countries gathered in Brussels in mid-November in preparation for the UNFCCC COP17 conference. Attending the first day sessions on renewable energy were experts, researchers, beneficiaries, NGO representatives, private investors already present in the ACP countries and prospecting financiers. Discussions focused on scaling up renewable energy investments in the ACP region. Produced by BizClim.
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.
Brussels, 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.
Brussels, 19 November 2011/ ACP Newsdesk: Parliamentarians from the countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific concluded their twice-yearly plenary this week in Lomé, Togo with discussions on Economic Partnership Agreements, development cooperation with European partners, and the future of the ACP Group beyond the expiry of the Cotonou Agreement in 2020.
Brussels, 18 November 2011/ ACP Newsdesk: Members of the European Parliament have called for more active involvement from the European Council and Parliament at this week’s joint assembly with the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group.
Kingston, 18 November 2011/ Guyana Times: Fifteen countries from the Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM) are participating in a four-day workshop in Jamaica which profiles fisheries management in the region, even as the Caricom finalises negotiation for a Common Fisheries Policy.
Strasbourg,15 November 2011/ BBC: Labour MEP Michael Cashman has called for a "frank and robust discussion" on the policies of certain African, Caribbean and Pacific countries on discrimination on the grounds of sexuality.
Brussels, 14 November 2011 (EC/ ACP Press): Commissioners Piebalgs and Georgieva, together with EU Development Ministers met in Brussels on Monday to discuss the situation in the Horn of Africa and exchange ideas about enhanced EU engagement on sustainable agriculture, food security and rural resilience in the region.