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ACP-EU partnership: economic priorities determined
Negotiators from the EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of countries met at the United Nations to determine the future of the ACP-EU partnership.
Kenya ties on the table
Barbados is looking to enter into a double taxation agreement and a bilateral investment treaty with Kenya.
EU-ACP Cotonou successor faces one year delay
Progress has been painfully slow on a pact between the EU and the 79 countries in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) community, and few officials now believe the successor deal will be concluded in time to come into force in January 2020.
Pacific CSO position on post Cotonou agreement
Despite the failures of the EPA to deliver real development to Pacific countries it looks as though the European Union will once again, through the Post Cotonou Agreement, push for enhanced and undistorted access for European investments to Pacific resources.
ACP-EU countries conclude second round of talks on a new ambitious partnership
This new phase of the negotiations will ultimately lead to the creation of tailor-made pillars with each region, which are among the novelties to be introduced in the future ACP-EU Agreement.
ACP-EU negotiations: PNG Minister meets with Commissioner
PNG to call on EU for a review of the current interim Economic Partnership Agreement. PNG is ready to look into new investments, new industry developments, new commercial services, infrastructure for trade and increase volume of trade in goods.
Samoa calls for a post Cotonou agreement to broaden Pacific – EU relations
The African-Caribbean-Pacific (ACP) – European Union (EU) high level political dialogue on the post- Cotonou agreement is underway at the Taumeasina Island resort, Samoa.
Cotonou successor: EU-Africa relations at the crossroads
Negotiators are hoping to break the back on talks for the successor to the Cotonou Agreement, which expires in May 2020, between the EU and 79 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP).
UK commits to EPAs after Brexit
The United Kingdom says it will honour the current Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA) with PNG and other ACP member states that have existing preferential trade relations with the European Union, after Brexit.
Tensions grow over the future of the ACP group
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.
Samoa, P.N.G. get the nod
Samoa and Papua New Guinea will represent the Pacific at the Ministerial level central negotiating for the post-Cotonou agreement.
Bruxelles prête pour ouvrir les négociations UE-ACP
La Commission européenne a reçu l’autorisation et les directives du Conseil de l’UE afin de lancer des négociations sur un nouvel accord de partenariat avec les pays d’Afrique, des Caraïbes et du Pacifique
EU-ACP post-Cotonou agreement: EU negotiating directives (June 2018)
As released by the European Council
ACP negotiating mandate for the Post-Cotonou Partnership Agreement with the European Union unanimously adopted
The Africa, Caribbean and Pacific negotiating mandate for the Post-Cotonou Partnership Agreement with the European Union was unanimously adopted at the 107th Session of the ACP Council of Ministers
EU-ACP post-Cotonou agreement: ACP negotiating mandate (May 2018)
As released by the ACP Secretariat
UE-ACP: l’accord post-Cotonou bloqué par la Hongrie
En l’absence d’un consensus entre les Etats membres de l’Union européenne sur la place de l’immigration dans le futur Accord de partenariat économique avec les pays Afrique, Caraïbes et Pacifique, le début des négociations prévu le 1er juin, pourrait être repoussé.
Business Europe’s position on the Post-Cotonou partnership between the EU and ACP countries
The agreement should include strong provisions to promote the finalisation and implementation of the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs).
Lessons from EPA must inform post-cotonou agreement
Governments in the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries should use lessons from the Economic Partnership Agreement for the post-Cotonou possible framework, advises Third World Network.
EU seeking to establish separate arrangements with ACP countries
The European Union is seeking to establish separate arrangements with members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific group, as it prepares to enter into a new partnership agreement with these countries.
Uncertain future for ’diabolic’ free trade pacts between EU and Africa
Almost all ACP countries fear the possible negative impact of the EPAs on their economies and therefore stall its implementation.