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Jamaican among nominations for ACP top post NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 3 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries have until September 30 to present three final candidates for the position of secretary general of the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) grouping. Well placed Caribbean sources told the Caribbean Media Cor...
Caricom hosts briefing on new statistics project NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 3 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Staff Members of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Secretariat and representatives of GOPA Worldwide Consultants on Thursday participated in an interactive briefing session on a new project that is aimed at boosting the capacity of National Statis...
EU, Malawi discuss €600m non-budgetary support NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 4 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Malawian President Peter Mutharika and visiting European Union (EU) Commissioner for Development Adris Piebalgs have discussed the finalization of €600 million non-budgetary support facility to cover the next seven years, according to a State...
EU Agriculture Ministers to meet on food security NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 4 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
There will be an informal meeting of the Agriculture Ministers in Milan tomorrow (September 30) on the subject of how EU agriculture contribute to the food security. The discussion document for the meeting highlights that the challenges of the 21s...
Scrutiny time: candidate commissioners’ hearings start today NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 4 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
The 27 candidates hoping to be part of the European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker start appearing at hearings at the European Parliament today. During the three-hour hearings EP committees will test the candidate commissioners' expertise a...
Main events for the Week: 29/09/2014 – 05/10/2014 NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 6 Days, 9 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
European Parliament - 29 September INTA Committee : Hearing of Commissioner designate for Trade: Cecilia Malmström ENVI and PECH Committees : Hearing of Commissioner designate for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries: Karmenu Vell...
Nestlé to launch modular factories in Africa within three years NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 6 Days, 10 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Nestlé will launch modular factories on the African continent within one to three years. “The factory consists of easy-to-assemble component sections and is intended to offer a flexible, simple and cost-effective solution for creating pr...
The next ACP Secretary General will come from the Caribbean region NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 6 Days, 10 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
The ACP Council confirmed this week, at its 99th session in Nairobi (Kenya), that the next Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States for the period 2015–2020 will be appointed from the Caribbean. The Secretary Gene...
PACSUN, an international alliance to save cassava NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 6 Days, 10 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Twenty-eight international organisations, foundations, research centres, NGOs and universities have joined forces to combat cassava diseases in Africa. The PACSUN (Pan-African Cassava Surveillance Network) was set up at the beginning of August. The i...
Fishing : the worrying decline in fish stocks in Europe NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 6 Days, 11 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
The quantity of fish caught on the old continent has halved in thirty years. As a result of overfishing and certain environmental factors, the capacity of fish stocks to regenerate is increasingly problematic.The measures taken by the European Union...
Insects are the dish of the day NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 6 Days, 11 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
On the face of it, this comment may seem surprising. But for Francesca Mancini, a young entrepreneur from Milan, who is setting up a business supplying insect-based pasta and pizzas, entomophagy — i.e. eating insects — is no longer a soci...
Swaziland: a government initiative targeting thousands of farmers NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 6 Days, 11 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
As part of a large-scale initiative intended to galvanize farming, the Swaziland government, the European Union and the FAO have helped more than 20,000 small-scale farmers to produce more and better quality food and to access new markets in order to...
Rebuilding the Africa-Europe relationship around the economy NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 6 Days, 11 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
In 1957, in his famous declaration, Robert Schuman advised Europe, after its integration, to tackle the issue of African development, in these words: “With increased resources, Europe will be able to pursue the accomplishment of one its essenti...
European Union scripts new trade promotion deal with Nigeria NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 6 Days, 16 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
The European Union has sought improved trade with Nigeria and other West African countries under a regional framework, stating that the country stands to be the greatest beneficiary of an integrated West African market. According to the EU, the...
EU and Nigeria: trade volume hits N8.5tn NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 6 Days, 16 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
The value of trade relations between Nigeria and the European Union currently stands at €40.4bn (N8.5tn), the Head, European Union Delegation to Nigeria and the ECOWAS, Ambassador Michel Arrion, has said. Arrion, who spoke at the EU-Nigeria...
East Africa Community trade now more balanced NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 6 Days, 17 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Contrary to earlier fears that Kenya would dominate its neighbours in a liberalised regional market, figures show a growing trend towards more balanced trade. While Kenya retains its industrial advantage, earlier policies of import substitution...
East African Community trade climbed to $5.5bn in last decade NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Week, 10 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Over the past eight years, intra‐regional trading within the East African Community (EAC) has grown from $2 billion in 2005 to $5.5 billion in 2013; this has been directly linked to the implementation of the Customs Union Protocol. Dr Abdu...
Denmark boosts Uganda trade capacity NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Week, 10 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Importers and business people will soon get timely and efficient services at clearance points following a partnership deal that was signed between the Royal Danish Embassy, Uganda and TradeMark East Africa ( TMEA ). This is in support of the Nat...
European Investment Bank backs large West African solar project NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Week, 11 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide EUR 23 million (15 billion CFA) to support investment in one of the largest photovoltaic power stations in sub-Saharan Africa. The EUR 70.5 million (46 billion CFA) scheme will be constructed at Zagt...
World in need of 'fair and balanced' global trade system NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Week, 11 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
India's refusal to sign the Bali accord should be a wake-up call for the world trade organisation, argues Ska Keller, a member of parliament's international trade committee. India has refused to sign the accord put forward by the world trad...