A new accord will be officially signed in "the coming months" by the European Union (EU) and the 79-member Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), it has been officially announced.
Due to Kenya’s economic partnership agreement with the EU, it will be difficult for Uganda to differentiate similar goods coming from Kenya, from those manufactured in the EU.
European and Latin American countries are miles apart on Ukraine and a Mercosur trade deal. The working text also eliminates references to the proposed signature of a deal between the EU and 79 countries of the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States .
After five days of intense debates, a vote on resolutions and visits on the ground, the 43rd session of the Joint Plenary Assembly among the African, Caribbean, Pacific Countries and the EU (JPA ACP-EU) has ended.
Wednesday, April 5, 2023 was the third anniversary of the establishment, as a full international organisation, of the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS).
Something has to give, and it’s either Hungary, the European Union, or a decadeslong partnership between the EU and 79 African, Caribbean, and Pacific states that many say has had its day.
The first European Union-Kenya Business Forum concluded on Wednesday Feb.22 in capital, Nairobi, with Kenya’s William Ruto urging the EU to conclude economic partnership deal with the East African Community (EAC) regional bloc.
It took one sentence in the wee hours of Friday morning for Emmanuel Macron to put more than seven years of work by the European Commission and others in mortal jeopardy.
The political agreement between the EU and the 79-member African, Caribbean and Pacific community is at growing risk of collapse and remains unratified, eighteen months after been concluded by EU and ACP negotiators.
The agreement was concluded between the chief negotiators (foreign or trade ministers) in December 2020 and initialled on 15 April 2021 in Samoa.
The EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific Community on Thursday (15 April) finalised the successor to the Cotonou agreement, bringing a close to two and a half years of negotiations and repeated delays.
The chief negotiators from the EU and the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) reached a political deal on the text for a new partnership agreement that will succeed the Cotonou Agreement.
The imposition of Economic Partnership Agreements to ACP countries, where 94% of the population is concentrated in Sub-Saharan Africa, is based on a series of 12 lies.
The long-delayed successor to the Cotonou Agreement between the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) community appears to be approaching the finish line with a ‘99%’ chance of success this year, according to both sides.
Mobility and migration is proving a difficult issue between the EU, African and Caribbean countries. Development cooperation is yet to be treated in these negotiations.
Negotiators from the Commission and the African, Caribbean and Pacific community confirmed that talks on a trade and political cooperation deal to replace the twenty-year-old Cotonou Agreement were close to completion.
The two parties commenced in Brussels technical discussions ahead of negotiations.