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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

This Briefing, published by the European Parliamentary Research Service, is designed to provide key facts and figures about the European Parliament, both today - during the current 2014 to 2019 parliamentary term - and in the seven previous terms since direct elections were introduced in June 1979.

Senegalese growers and exporters are increasingly working with European markets. Both by increasing their presence at events like Fruit Logistica and by taking advantage of their unique seasonal position in the world market. ASEPEX, a Senegalese organization has been helping the sector in promoting mangoes, cherry tomatoes, watermelons, limes, sweet potatoes and butter nut squash worldwide. According to Oulimata Fall Sarr, this year they’ve noticed that there are more opportunities for trade in Eastern Europe. Countries like Russia and Poland are looking to diversify their sourcing, as they want to become more independent from Europe and the US due to political and economical unrest.

The outgoing ambassador of Belgium said during her farewell call on President Danny Faure at State House on Tuesday that she will continue to promote investments with Seychelles. Roxane de Bilderling said Seychelles has a strong legal framework for investment where investors can prosper. She will be meeting with the Seychelles Investment Board to further discuss areas of priorities or where more investments are needed. The outgoing ambassador said, “We do have Belgium nationals who have invested in Seychelles, and they are doing well. They are creating employment for the Seychellois and contributing to the economic growth.”

To harmonize the country-oriented Dutch development and economic diplomacy policies with increasing regional influences in poultry value chain developments, better insight is needed in the interdependency of the poultry sectors of different countries. Therefore, the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) has decided to support a study and learning project that will look into the various aspects of this interdependency in Eastern Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda). The objective of the study and learning project is to gather relevant information on poultry developments in the Eastern African region with the aim of collecting and sharing this information with relevant stakeholders and advise the Netherlands Government on more regional-economic responsive policies for sector/value chain development.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

European Parliament

13 - 16 March: Plenary Session

Council of the EU and European Council

15 March: Coreper I and II

17 March: Coreper I

European Economic and Social Committee

14 March: Public hearing on the opinion on ‘The external dimension of social economy’

Other events

15 March: InfoPoint Lunchtime Conference "The Link NCA Methodology"


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