Who will speak for Africa with Brussels?

By |december 21st, 2018|ACP countries, African Union, Carlos Lopes, Cotonou agreement, EU-ACP, European External Investment Plan (EIP), Jean-Claude Juncker, News, Paul Kagame, Post-Cotonou|

The African Union has ambitious plans to reconfigure its continent’s relations with the European Union. In 2018, led by Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and the Chadian chair of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, the Addis Ababa-based AU moved...

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Tensions grow over the future of the ACP group

By |avgust 30th, 2018|ACP countries, Africa, Cotonou agreement, international relations, News|

The African Union wants to have a continent-to-continent dialogue with Europe, a change that could make the framework of the Cotonou Agreement implode and leave the Pacific and Caribbean states out in the cold.

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EU-ACP relations after Cotonou Agreement: Re-set, re-launch or retreat?

By |avgust 29th, 2018|ACP countries, Cotonou agreement, EU-ACP, News|

Struck in 2000 in Benin, the Cotonou Agreement has shaped relations between the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP) for nearly 20 years. The accord expires in 2020 and negotiations between the European Union and the ACP on its success...

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The Cotonou agreement, has it fulfilled its promises?

By |avgust 29th, 2018|2030 A, ACP countries, Africa, cooperation and development, Cotonou agreement, EU-ACP, News, Sustainable Development Goals|

The Cotonou agreement has regulated cooperation between the European Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries since 2000. With negotiations on its successor about to start, the results so far seem mixed. EURACTIV France reports.

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Counterfeit trade on the agenda of ACP negotiations

By |junij 26th, 2018|ACP countries, agrochemicals, Cotonou agreement, counterfeit goods, development aid, EU, European Council, News, Post-Cotonou|

MEPs and MPs from ACP (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific) countries call for closer cooperation to tackle counterfeit products in their future cooperation agreement. EURACTIV.fr reports.

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MEPs condemn Hungary’s post-Cotonou agreement blockade

By |junij 15th, 2018|ACP countries, Cotonou agreement, EU-ACP, European Commission, European Council, European Parliament, Hungary, Migration, News, Post-Cotonou, trade|

Hungary continues to block the European mandate to begin negotiations with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, to the great displeasure of MEPs. EURACTIV.fr reports.

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Negotiations on the post-Cotonou Agreement stumble on migration

By |maj 28th, 2018|ACP countries, Cotonou agreement, development aid, EU-ACP, Hungary, migrant crisis, News, Post-Cotonou, Refugees|

Due to a lack of consensus on the issue of migration, member states cannot come to an agreement  on a mandate to begin negotiations on the future partnership agreement with African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. EURACTIV.fr reports

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The clock is ticking on malaria

By |april 25th, 2018|ACP countries, malaria, News, tropical diseases|

With drug and insecticide resistance on the rise and slow progress in reducing cases and deaths, the clock is ticking on malaria. The EU must join other health leaders and scale up its efforts to fight the disease, writes Charles Goerens.

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Breaking the silence on North Africa: A new EU-Africa partnership after 2020

By |marec 30th, 2018|ACP countries, EU-ACP, European Commission, European External Action Service, European neighbourhood policy, News|

The EU will soon open negotiations with the 78 countries of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific group on the future of their partnership with the EU in September 2018. This could breathe new life in the relations between the two continents. However, getting there will not be easy, writes Alfonso Medinilla.  

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Development ministers upgrade the ‘aid for trade’ strategy

By |december 12th, 2017|ACP countries, Aid for trade, New Consensus on Development, News, private sector, WTO|

Development ministers on Monday (11 December) discussed and adopted conclusions on the updated strategy on aid for trade, which aims to improve the integration of developing countries into the international trading system and to enable commerce and inv...

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