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Main events for the Week: 27/10/2014 - 02/11/2014 NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 8 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
ACP Secretariat 28 October: ACP consultative meeting in preparation for the UNFCCC COP20 (10h - 18h) 29 October: ACP House Open Day - Sustainable Economic Development and Trade Department (10h - 18h) Other 27 October: Brussels Development Briefin...
Join our next Brussels Briefing on fighting against IUU: Successes from ACP countries NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 8 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
The next CTA Brussels Development Briefing on “Fighting against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (IUU): Successes from ACP countries” will take place Monday, 27 October 2014 (8h45-13h00) at the ACP Secretariat, 451 Avenue...
EU parliament approves Juncker commission NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 8 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
The European Parliament on Wednesday (22 October) approved the new EU commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker, with 423 votes in favour, 209 against and 67 abstentions. Fifty-two MEPs did not vote. 'If there is any loser it's me, I delegated a lot...
Nigeria Cocoa Processors Face Cost Barriers to EU Exports NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 11 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Nigerian cocoa-processing companies say the cost of exporting their products to Europe has been inflated by 30 percent because of a stalemate in agreeing new trade terms with the European Union. Nigerian cocoa butter and cake exports are charged...
EU gives Zambia €869 million NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 11 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
The European Union has committed K3.8 million to the development of energy, agriculture and governance in Zambia for the next six years.According to a statement on the EU website, European commissioner for development Andris Piebalgs said the signing...
EU gives green light for Fiji fish exports NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 12 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Fiji now has more opportunities to increase its fish exports to the European Union. This follows the European Commission’s decision to withdraw its formal warning against Fiji, after the country implemented successful measures to address i...
Italy-Africa Ministerial Discusses Sustainable Energy Future NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 13 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
A two-day conference, titled ‘Italy-Africa: Working Together for a Sustainable Energy Future,' was hosted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The event engaged high-level officials from Italy, the EU and Su...
Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa are Africa’s top investment destinations NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 13 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa have been ranked as Africa’s top investment destinations in Ernst & Young’s (EY’s) Africa Attractiveness Survey. The survey revealed a dramatic improvement in the continent’s perceived...
High-Tech, High Yields: Caribbean Farmers Reap Benefits of ICT NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 6 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Farmers in the Caribbean are being encouraged to make more use of farm apps and other forms of ICT in an effort to increase the knowledge available for making sound, profitable farming decisions. Peter Thompson of Jamaica’s Rural Agricultu...
Gambia: We Think West African Leaders Have a Point NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 6 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Negotiations are ongoing between political and business leaders of West Africa and the European Union (EU) on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), which calls for tariff-free access to markets of both blocs. According to the EPA deal, the E...
Ghana: EU country vision anchored on EPA NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 6 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
William Hanna, Ambassador of the European Union (EU), has said the 28-member economic bloc envisions its cooperation with Ghana developing into a partnership characterised less by aid and more by strong trade and investment ties. The EU is curre...
European Commission donates Sh600 Million vehicles to Coffee Research Institute NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 7 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
The coffee industry in the country has received a major boost after the European Commission in Tanzania handed over seven vehicles worth over 600m/- to Tanzania Coffee Research Institute (TaCRI). TaCRI board chairman, Mr Vedasto Ngaiza, said at...
Kenya: use of pesticide suspended because of European sanctions NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 7 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
The government has suspended the use of a controversial pesticide that has been linked to cancer on fruits and vegetables as Kenya races to protect its fresh produce from increased sanctions by the European Union. The Pest Control Products Board...
Kenya: Exporters Welcome Last Minute EU Agreement NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 7 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Exporters in Kenya have welcomed the much anticipated signing of the controversial Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) trade pact between the East African Community (EAC) and the European Union, (EU). While announcing the landmark deal's signin...
Mozambique: ENI Signs LNG Deal With Kogas NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 7 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
The Italian energy company ENI has announced that it has signed a cooperation agreement with the Korean company Kogas to facilitate the development of Area Four of the Rovuma Basin, off the coast of the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado.&n...
What is ODA spent on in Africa? NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 7 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Around 40% of the European Commission's Overseas Development Aid (ODA) goes to Africa every year. The continent has received more than a quarter of the €2.7 billion increase in the aid budget since 2005 and, in 2009, aid for trade to the African...
Africa’s Sugar Ambitions Turn Sour NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 8 Hours, 1 Minute ago
For much of the past decade, African and foreign sugar companies have pumped billions of dollars into projects in an attempt to tap the sweet tooth of the continent’s new middle class. Today, mills in many countries are grappling with unsustain...
Back agriculture to get the most out of aid to Africa NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 8 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
An online tool shows which technologies will do the most to help farmers improve yields, says Gordon Conway. European countries devote small percentages of their national income to international aid, but these add up to colossal amounts —...
EU and Mauritania suspend fisheries negotiations NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 8 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
In a fourth round of talks on renewing the Protocol to the EU-Mauritania Fishing Partnership Agreement, the parties were unable to reach an agreement on a number of points, including finances. They, therefore, decided to suspend the discussions, held...