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EU-ACP ties in question

A joint ministerial council on 23-24 May had been earmarked as the moment for formally concluding the successor to the Cotonou Agreement, governing the next 20 years of relations b...


Heads up for headquarters

The African, Caribbean and Pacific group of countries wants a new headquarters and is hoping the European Union will pay. The 18 million euros (US$24.8 mn.) would come from the 10t...


Trade talk troubles

The EU’s obstinacy over trade concessions to Africa is encouraging frustrated governments to turn increasingly to Asia

The partners are not equal in the negotiations for Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) on ‘free trade’ between the European Union and the 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP)...


Pushing Europe towards African farms

Strong criticism has been levelled at European Union and Western companies for failing to match the pace of Asian investment in African agriculture. A new report published in Londo...


Complex architecture but no deal

Africa is larger, politically more varied and much poorer than the island states that constitute its colleagues in the African-Caribbean-Pacific (ACP) group. Like them, its relatio...


Banana skin

A row is growing between the African-Caribbean-Pacific countries and the European Union. On 29 May, ACP trade ministers accused the EU of sacrificing development to commerce. They ...


Ghana's chance

Ghana's Ambassador in Brussels, Nana Berna Kumi, is leading in an increasingly hard fought battle there for the post of Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Gro...


Trading places

There is no agreement on revising Europe’s trade deal with Africa, so an agreement may be imposed

African, Caribbean and Pacific states are trying to negotiate new cooperation agreements by the end of the year with the European Union, but the lengthy negotiations are going badl...


No sugar daddy

As European politicians hugged rock stars and European citizens glowed with good will for Africa, African sugar producers were glum. On 22 June, the European Commission proposed sl...


WMD

The European Union has managed to persuade the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states to open negotiations on Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs), due to bring in free trad...


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