- 16-19 December: European Parliament committee meetings
- 20-22 December: Election Observation Delegation to Madagascar
Council of the EU:
- 16 December: Foreign Affairs Council
- 16-17 December: Agriculture and Fisheries Council
- 17 December: General affairs Council
- 18 December: Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN)
- 19-20 December: European Council
- 16 December: Special meeting of the Committee of Ambassadors
- 16 December: W/G on the Future Perspectives of the ACP Group
- 17 December: Meeting of the ACP-EU Private Sector Working Group
In this week’s CTA Brussels video interview, Ousmane Badiane, Director for Africa at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) tells us more about the agricultural growth recovery and economic transformation in Africa.
As part of the decentralisation of the Brussels Development Briefings and support to most vulnerable countries, the 4th national Briefing on ‘Farmer-driven research to improve food and nutrition security in Haiti’ was held on Wednesday, 11th December 2013, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. More than 250 participants attended this event. The national briefings integrate the topics of the Brussels Briefings, which are of interest for Haiti. They look at a particular topic through the lens of a national case, and raise awareness on topical issues related to agriculture in Haiti.
An urgently-called Special Joint Pacific Trade and Fisheries Meeting of the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries has been held at the FFA Conference Centre, in Honiara, (from 9 to 11 December 2013). An estimated 60 delegates, mainly Trade and Fisheries Ministers and Officials from 14 Pacific member states of the ACP (PACP) countries are attending the meeting. They will consider an update on the developments that took place at the Joint PACP-EU Senior Officials Meeting held in October 2013 in Brussels, Belgium. This will prepare PACP Ministers for their meeting with the European Union (EU) Trade Commissioner, Karel De Gucht, on 12 December 2013.
Fiji’s trade minister and attorney general, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, is calling for Pacific unity in negotiations with the European Union on a comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement. Pacific trade ministers are meeting in Solomon Islands from today to prepare for discussions later this week in Honiara with the EU’s trade commissioner, Karel de Gucht.