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Monday, 30 May 2016

ACP Secretariat

30-31 May: 8th Summit of ACP Heads of State and Government (Papua New Guinea)

30 May: Meeting of the ACP Ministers of Foreign Affairs (Papua New Guinea)

30 May: ACP-CTA High Level Panel - Sustainable Agriculture for Food Security, Resilience and Prosperity in the ACP (Papua New Guinea)

European Parliament

30 May-2 June: European Parliament Committee Meetings

Other events

31 May: InfoPoint Lunchtime conference: Women’s economic empowerment

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Special Event - Going the Last Mile: Accelerating Progress in Food Security and Nutrition

Organized by IFPRI; ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA); Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission (EC); HarvestPlus; Joint Research Centre of the EC (JRC)
Date & Time: June 14, 2016 - 9:00-17:30 CEST

Location: Espace Baudouin at the Palais des Académies, Rue Ducale 1 / Hertogstraat 1, Brussels Belgium

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 countries' in agriculture in the ACP regions). The main stories for the week are featured in our newsletter and all stories can be found in our Regional Trade and the South-South cooperation sections.

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This year, the G7 summit will take place from 26 to 27 May in Ise-Shima (Japan). The European Union will be represented by the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk. The main topics on the agenda, as set out by this year's Japan presidency, are the global economy, investment, trade, the refugee crisis, climate change and energy, the fight against terrorism, foreign policy and development. Leaders will also discuss several global health policy issues, gender equality and women’s rights (...)

Leaders attending next week's Port Moresby summit of the Africa Caribbean and Pacific group are to consider a review of the organisation's relevance. Vanuatu's Ambassador to the European Union, Roy Mickey Joy, said the meeting would feature a briefing on a report by an Eminent Persons Group considering if there were relevant grounds to continue with the ACP as a group.

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