Togo First | 9 June 2020
After being delayed by Covid-19, ACP-EU talks finally enter their last stage
(Togo First) - Started in September 2018, talks between ACP countries (Africa-Caribbean-Pacific) and the European Union (EU) are entering their last phase.
Indeed the two parties commenced yesterday in Brussels, technical discussions ahead of negotiations which will take place next Friday. The Talks will focus on political issues, such as the right to sexuality, abolition of the death penalty, or the financing of the African civil society by the EU.
The talks which were slowed due to the Covid-19 should end in the coming weeks. The Cotonou Partnership Agreement between the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries will expire at the end of December 2020 (against February 2020 as planned initially). The agreement regroups 79 ACP States, the EU Member States, and around 1.5 billion people.