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ACP Regional Trade & South-South Cooperation news NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Hour, 11 Minutes ago
The CTA Brussels News Service is providing EU-ACP policy news since 2004, on various key thematic areas. In addition to this news service, we also provide news on ACP intra-regional trade, and south-south cooperation (investments of emerging countrie...
EC: new 'geopolitical' trade strategy NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Hour, 13 Minutes ago
Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade announced the launch of the new EU trade strategy. The impetus for a new strategy has grown from  the changing world economy, a proliferation of bilateral free trade agreements, and the gro...
February 2015: "Commodity price dashboard" NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Hour, 15 Minutes ago
The European Commission publishes a monthly summary of commodity price data for agricultural inputs (energy, fertilizers), products and consumer food prices ( according to Eurostat, FAO and World bank indexes) at EU and world level. It gives an indic...
EU - Zimbabwe: €7m trade support NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Hour, 20 Minutes ago
Since signing the interim Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) in March 2012, Zimbabwe has failed to unlock the €7million trade support package offered by the EU. The European Union (EU) is in the process of crafting strategies to resuscitate th...
CF-EU EPA Capacity-Building Project Launched NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Hour, 23 Minutes ago
The €3,099,915 Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Capacity-building Project for the Cariforum was launched in Georgetown, Guyana on 25 March. The Project’s aims to contribute to the effective implementation of the CARIFORUM-EU EPA, with...
EIB-ACP: €40m support for currency barriers NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
The European Investment Bank is now a member of The Currency Exchange Fund, TCX, a unique hedging vehicle that allow the EIB to enhance long-term lending in local currencies in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP). The EIB shall invest €4...
EU-Africa: review of cotton partnership in Benin NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
The Steering and Follow-up Committee of the EU-Africa Partnership on Cotton held its 20th session to examine the progress made so far in the implementation of ACP-EU action program for cotton development in Africa. Around 200 delegates from African c...
Haiti - Agriculture : €218,000 for agribusiness NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 5 Hours, 1 Minute ago
The Delegation of the European Union (EU) in the presence of Ambassador Javier Nino Perez, Jean-Jacques Charles, National Authorising Officer of the European Development Fund (BONFED) and Jean Claude Mérine Deputy Director of the Binational Pr...
EU-Cuba deal 'perhaps by the end of the year' NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 5 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
During a recent visit to Cuba, the EU's foreign affairs chief Mogherini said that the EU is "in the process of accelerating the pace of negotiations" on a political and trade deal with Cuba. She also added that it may be foreseeable that the deal is...
Impact of EU trade & investment on PPP in third countries NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 5 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
This draft report on ‘The External impact of EU trade and investment policy in public-private initiatives outside the EU’, calls on ‘EU bodies to encourage EU companies participating in PPPs in third countries, in particular in leas...
EU new GM crop law enters into force NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 5 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Twenty days after the signing of the new law on growing genetically modified (GM) crops in the European Union by the European Parliament, (11 March) and it’s publication in the Official Journal of the EU, the new law shall enter into force. The...
97% of pesticide levels in Europe's food is legal NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 5 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) report has found that more than 97% of foods contain pesticide levels that fall within legal limits: 55% of the samples evaluated by EFSA were free of detectable traces, while strawberries and lettuce are the...
The EIB in Africa: How the Juncker plan might work NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 5 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is active co-ordinating projects and credit lines worth almost €2.5 billion in East Africa. Since the 1960s, the EIB - jointly owned and financed by the EU’s 28 countries - has been active in East Africa...
No South African citrus to Spain in 2015 NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 5 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
South Africa’s citrus producers, with support from the country’s Citrus Growers Association (CGA) recommended that the South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) do not issue phytosanitary certificates for citr...
ACP Compendium of Risk Knowledge publication NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 18 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
The ACP Group, with the support from the EU, launched this Compendium on the risks faced across ACP countries but also valuable on-going efforts to reduce them. The study shows that every five days, an ACP country confronts a major hazard that could...
EU funds IGAD Monitoring in South Sudan NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 18 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
The EU will provide €5 million to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to support its efforts of achieving peace in South Sudan. The funding finances the so-called monitoring and verification mechanism (MVM) which is playing a k...
France helps Fiji with COP 21 contribution NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 18 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
France has agreed to give financial aid to help developing countries implement projects to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The EU is encouraging other member states to follow suit ahead of the Paris Climate Conference in December 2015. All 195 particip...
Tonga & PNG join global food security treaty NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 19 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Tonga will become the 134th contracting party of the Treat which prioritises the continued availability of plant genetic resources that countries rely on to feed their people, allowing future generations to access the genetic diversity that is essent...
Main events for the Week: 23/03/2015 – 29/03/2015 NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 6 Days, 22 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
European Parliament 23 March: Committee on Foreign Affairs 23-24 Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development 26 March: Committee on Regional Development ACP Secretariat 26 March : Committee of Ambassadors Other 19-20 March: EU-CELAC Civil S...
ACP Regional Trade & South-South Cooperation news NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 6 Days, 23 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
The CTA Brussels News Service is providing EU-ACP policy news since 2004, on various key thematic areas. In addition to this news service, we also provide news on ACP intra-regional trade, and south-south cooperation (investments of emerging countrie...