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Main events for the Week: 06/07/2015-12/07/2015 NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 15 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
European Parliament 6- 9 July: Strasbourg Plenary week ACP Secretariat 7-8 July: Conference - EDULINK II, ACP S&T II and ACP C&P Research Programmes 8 July: Visit to EIB Africa Day 2015 European Commission 9 July Europeaid INFOPOINT: T...
ACP Regional Trade & South-South Cooperation news NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 15 Hours, 8 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...
CTA - Linking agriculture to tourism markets in Pacific, Fiji, 1-3 July NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 15 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
This Forum  “Linking agriculture to tourism markets in Pacific” was organised by CTA, PIPSO and SPC and  held at the Hotel Sofitel Denarau Island, Fiji, from 1-3 July 2015. It is linked to the Brussels Briefings organised by CTA...
The ACP at 40 – Repositioning as a global player NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 9 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Reciting Sir Shridath Ramphal, then-Foreign Minister of the Republic of Guyana, who played a leading role in the evolution of the Lomé negotiations that lead to the birth of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, current Sce...
Fiji welcomes comprehensive EPA talks with EU NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 9 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Fiji has requested support of the ACP (African Caribbean Pacific) Ministers to call on the European Union to show flexibility and re-engage on the comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations. The request was made by the Minister for Ind...
ACP Ministers on TTIP, EPAs and tax jurisdictions NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 9 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Ministers and trade officials from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries gathered in Brussels to prepare for the ACP-EU Joint Ministerial Trade Committee with EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and other high level representatives from t...
Financing for Dev – NGOs to play a key role NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 14 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
The chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Development, Linda McAvan, attended an event organized by BOND, the network of UK based NGOs. MEP McAvan warned that nongovernmental organizations have “a lot of work to do over the summ...
EU-Guinea Bissau Partnership – MEP says locals must come first NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 14 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
MEP Nirj Deva has published an opinion of the Committee on Development for the Committee on Fisheries on a motion for a non-legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the Conclusion of the Protocol setting out the fishing opportunities a...
EP Committee on Foreign Affairs: Private sector & Development NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 14 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
The European Parliament Committee on Foreign affairs has published an opinion for the Committee on Development. The opinion “stresses the potential of the private sectors’s contribution to long term sustainable development, and underlines...
Cross-Cutting Effects of the EU´s PTAs for Developing Economies NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 14 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
The world has seen rapid growth of preferential trade and investment agreements (PTAs) that, by definition, aim to go beyond the existing WTO obligations of the parties. With this growth comes the danger of incompatible obligations as these PTAs over...
TTIP: Opportunities and Challenges - Technical Barriers to Trade NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 14 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
The study explores the possibilities for reducing the costs of technical barriers to trade (TBTs) between the US and the EU, found in standardisation, technical regulations and/or conformity assessment procedures and acceptance of their results. This...
TTIP: Opportunities and Challenges for Public Procurement NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 14 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
In TTIP the EU has offensive interests in greater coverage of public procurement markets in the USA. Consumers stand to gain from lower prices and better use of public funds. There is an opportunity to negotiate better access for EU suppliers. EU sma...
TTIP: Challenges and Opportunities for the Consumer Protection NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 15 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
This in-depth analysis examines options for regulatory cooperation in TTIP and assesses its challenges and opportunities for consumer protection. It looks at existing regulatory approaches illustrated by reference to a range of case studies drawn fro...
EU mission to Expo Milan – developing country focus NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Days, 9 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
The Committee on International Trade has published its report following the official mission to ItalyPort of Genoa and EXPO Milano. It notes, “with the EU being the world’s biggest trader in agri-food products and their leading importer f...
EU-COP21 : Climate & Foreign Policy NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Days, 9 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
The Committee on Foriegn Affairs published a draft opinion for the committee on the environment, public health and food safety on the upcoming new international climate change agreement in Paris. The draft opinion underlines that “climate diplo...
EU SDGs: linking development & environment NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Days, 9 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
The Development and Environment Committees of the European Parliament organised a public hearing on the SDGs, co-chaired by MEP Linda Mcavan and MEP Benedek Javor. The three panels celebrated the universal and integrated nature of the SDG framework,...
AfDB launch gender equality index NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Days, 10 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
The African Development Bank unveiled the first-ever Gender Equality Index for Africa. It aims to inform policies to transform economies and to propel governments to adopt an ambitious agenda for making gender equality a reality throughout the contin...
African media urged to promote development issues NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Days, 10 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
While 10% of African media coverage concerns development issues, African media and its support agencies have been called on to narrow the gap between media content and national development agendas. Speaking at the event, “Vox Populi Vox Dei : A...
Import surges in a global market context: Implications for Africa NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Days, 10 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
International trade in food products has increased rapidly in recent decades, however  there remain concerns that openness to trade can expose developing agriculture sectors to greater levels of market instability and disruption e.g. unexpected...
Africa: Transgenic Cows to Help Struggling Farmers NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Days, 10 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
One-third of the African continent is almost completely free of cattle as the region cannot support livestock because of tsetse flies. Steve Kemp Molecular geneticist has discovered that the baboon gene produces a protein that kills a protozoan calle...