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[CTA - Brussels Office Newsletter N° 322]
Subject: [CTA - Brussels Office Newsletter N° 322]
Send date: 2012-05-11 17:14:02
Issue #: 138
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Bulletin CTA

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This weblog shares information on key ACP-EU programmes and events
from Brussels relevant to agriculture and rural development in ACP countries.


Date : [DATE]
CTA Brussels Newsletter

 

Main events in the week
  1. Main ACP-EU events for the week from 14/05 to 20/05/2012
  2. Promoting Green Investments in the Eastern Caribbean
  3. EP Fair Trade Group raises awareness of cocoa child labour
  4. EP calls for stronger EU action in face of Somali piracy
  5. EU reminds Swaziland’s government of Cotonou provisions
  6. South Africa 'invites' Germany to invest in its infrastructure
  7. SA congratulates Hollande and looks to boost bilateral relations
  8. EU to strengthen Rwanda's agricultural sector
  9. Boosting EU-Dominican Republic academic ties
  10. EP approves EDF expenditures for 2010
  11. Brussels sees discussions on modernisation of Trade Defence Instruments
  12. Fears that MFN clause could hamper South-South cooperation
  13. 'Africa: 54. Countries One Union' points to gap in infrastructure spending
  14. EC publishes guidelines for GHG inventories
  15. Sympathy exists within the EU for African concerns
  16. EU supports ECOWAS development blueprint
  17. Comparative analysis of farm support within agricultural trading nations
  18. Senegal will meet challenge of cutting horticultural imports by 50%
  19. RAPEX keeps dangerous food products away from EU shelves
  20. Latest ACP-EU updates: EPAs, China's presence in Africa, and the CAP


  1. Main ACP-EU events for the week from 14/05 to 20/05/2012
    2012-05-11
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Trade, Rural development, Aid effectiveness, Environment, Archive, Regional Fisheries, Food Security, Food Policy, ACP-EU Policy

    European Parliament
    -14/15 May: Committee on Foreign Affairs
    -14 May: Committee on Development
    -14 May: Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (Extraordinary)
    Council of Ministers
    -14 May: Foreign affairs council
    -14/15 May: Agriculture and Fisheries Council
    -14/16 May: Coreper I
    -16 May: Coreper II
    ACP Group
    -14 May: Committee of Ambassadors’ W/G on the preparation of the 7th ACP Summit
    -15/16 May: Committee of Ambassadors

    You can also read our newspaper “CTA Brussels Daily” (fed by our Twitter account), follow our new Facebook group CTABrussels and our Twitter account CTABrussels to receive up-to-date information on EU-ACP events.




  2. Promoting Green Investments in the Eastern Caribbean
    2012-05-11
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : Archive, Environment

    How does one “green” an economy? For governments seeking a cleaner, more efficient, and ultimately more sustainable pathway to economic prosperity, this question entails both promise and great challenges. The Green Growth Investment Forum (GGIF) aims at gathering potential investors and policy makers in the Caribbean and create awareness in Europe of the specific development realities and challenges facing the small islands of the OECS. The participants will comprise investors in the area of “green economy” in the Caribbean and private sector representatives who use green technologies or are interested in developing these technologies within their companies. Major deliverables of the Forum are the proposal for a Green Award for enterprises who produce based on sustainable and environment-friendly criteria; the need for the exploration surrounding the development of a technical and regulatory (legislative) framework to allow for more effective implementation of a green economy in the Eastern Caribbean; and the way forward for joint energy policy formulation in the OECS, with regulated exchange of information and technology with neighboring territories.
    This meeting will be organized by OECS in collaboration with CTA and will take place in Saint Lucia in July 2012.
    More information will be soon available at brusselsbriefings.




  3. EP Fair Trade Group raises awareness of cocoa child labour
    2012-05-11
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Trade, ACP-EU Policy

    The CTA-Brussels Office has been reporting on the latest developments in recent months at the European Parliament concerning chocolate production and trade.  In March, the European Parliament followed the advice of INTA Committee and gave its consent to renew the International Cocoa Agreement. Likewise, it took the opportunity to raise awareness of the problem of child labour and child trafficking in the sector. Moreover, rapporteur Vital Moreira stated that both policymakers and stakeholders involved in cocoa production had to live up to their responsibility to eradicate child labour in cocoa production.  This week, the EP hosted an event highlighting the issue of the use of child labour on cocoa farms and called upon consumers to buy Fair Trade.  Participants at the event were shown a special film by CNN about child labour on West African cocoa farms, where tens of thousands of children are involved in backbreaking and sometimes dangerous work.
    In the words of MEP Linda McAvan, the main supporter of the event in her role of Chair of the European Parliament’s Fairtrade Group: : "It is too simple to blame the farmers in West Africa. Many of them live in poverty themselves and are seeing their small margins squeezed. The price paid to farmers for cocoa has fallen 30% in recent years. We need the big western chocolate companies who buy most of the cocoa from places like West Africa, and who make substantial profits, to look again at their supply chains and work with us to ensure farmers are paid a decent, predictable income for their cocoa and to stamp out child labour.”

    Source: Lindamcavanmep/CTA Brussels Office


    Link Read more
    Link EP gives consent to renew the ICA
    Link Resolution on child labour in cocoa sector


  4. EP calls for stronger EU action in face of Somali piracy
    2012-05-11
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Policy, Food Security

    Since 2005, Somali piracy has escalated and become a threat to regional stability, world trade, and all forms of maritime transport. As the political situation in Somalia, which after more than two decades remains unstable, gives little hope of an overall improvement of the matter, the EP adopted a resolution intended to better deal with maritime piracy this week.   
    Among other requests, MEPS called upon Member states to provide more material assistance and naval vessels to the operation ATALANTA, the European Naval Force launched in December 2008 and extended by the Council until the end of 2014. Similarly, the EP asked for more humanitarian assistance in order to improve the on-shore situation.

    Source: European Parliament


    Link Read more
    Link Somalia Follow Up
    Link Operation Atlanta


  5. EU reminds Swaziland’s government of Cotonou provisions
    2012-05-11
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Policy

    As Swaziland’s government has suppressed trade unionism in the country by repeatedly meddling in union activities, the EU expresses concerns. Through a press statement by the EU Delegation, based in Lesotho, and  in conformity with the EU Heads of Mission accredited to the country, calls upon the government to stop these actions and recalls the existing Cotonou Agreement as its provisions stand for respecting human rights.
    In words of the press statement: “These events, coming after similar interventions by the authorities over the past months, set a disturbing trend of restricting citizens’ rights guaranteed by the Constitution."
    According to the Journal Times of Swaziland, the government recently deregistered the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA) only a month after its creation arguing that the Act governing industrial relations did not have a provision for its existence. 

    Source: Times of Swaziland


    Link Read more
    Link Cotonou Agreement
    Link EU statement on latest events


  6. South Africa 'invites' Germany to invest in its infrastructure
    2012-05-10
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Policy

    During the course of the 7th South Africa - Germany Bi-National Commission in Berlin,  Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe called upon the European nation to invest in South Africa's massive state-led infrastructure drive. "We are targeting a range of areas, including roads, rail, ports, water infrastructure and telecommunications. To this end we wish to invite the government of Germany and German cooperates to participate in this important initiative," Motlanthe said in his opening remarks at the BNC.
    It is important to note that President Jacob Zuma announced a massive infrastructure-development plan several weeks ago.  It lists 17 strategic integrated projects that involve rail, road, school and hospital construction. The projects cover a range of economic and social infrastructure across all nine provinces with an emphasis on poorer regions.

    Source: South African Government News Service


    Link Read more
    Link Read Joint Communiqué
    Link SA working to ensure investment


  7. SA congratulates Hollande and looks to boost bilateral relations
    2012-05-10
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Policy, ACP-EU Trade

    Following Francois Hollande's takeover of the French presidency, the South African President, Mr. Jacob Zuma said he looks forward to further strengthening  bilateral and trade relations between the two countries, as he emphasised the role of France in international fora. "On behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, I congratulate Mr Francois Hollande on winning the French Presidential elections. We would like to take this opportunity to extend our congratulations to Mr Hollande and the people of France for a successful election," he stated.
    On a particular note, and echoing some oft-voiced concerns in Europe , South Africa, which still faces 3 main challenges, namely poverty, inequality and unemployment, seems to be improving ties with its peers who make up the BRICS. Following the South Africa-India Business Forum held at the Reserve Bank Conference Centre, Pretoria, Mr. Zuma drew attention to the prospective increase of South Africa-Indian trade.

    Source: Leadership


    Link Read more
    Link Bilateral relations: Zuma and Zarcozy
    Link EU-South Africa trade


  8. EU to strengthen Rwanda's agricultural sector
    2012-05-10
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : Rural development, Food Security

    Following a meeting between the Rwandan Minister of Finance, John Rwangombwa, and Michel Arrion, head of the EU Delegation in Rwanda, the EU will grant €89 million to the African country with the aim of supporting  agricultural programmes focused on increasing nation-wide food production nationwide.
    According to recent updates by All Africa, the funds will be channelled through the government's budget to boost EU supported programmes  intended to decentralise agriculture. In words of Mr Arrion: "with the approval of these funds, we shall increase our original multi-annual programme for the year 2008-2013 by 30 percent which is quite significant. Rwanda is among the top ten countries worldwide for which EU has decided to increase their funding by almost one third. "

    Source: All Africa


    Link Read more
    Link EU-Rwanda
    Link See press release


  9. Boosting EU-Dominican Republic academic ties
    2012-05-10
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Policy

    A new Center for European Studies is set to be established in the Dominican Republic, as a result of a new agreement between the Directorate General of Multilateral Cooperation (DiGECOOM) and the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD). It aims to strengthen academic links between institutions in the country and provide an overview of Europe’s realities.
    The costs for the implementation and operation of the Centre for European Studies will be covered by contributions from GFDD and other institutions. Domingo Jimenez, CEO of DiGECOOM, has said that the programme will include the creation of an area of research targeting officials, diplomats, legislators, entrepreneurs and NGOs.
    The agreement was signed in presence of the EU’s representative in the Dominican Republic, Irene Horejs.

    Source: Caribjournal


    Link Read more
    Link EU-Dominican Republic
    Link Know more about GFDD


  10. EP approves EDF expenditures for 2010
    2012-05-10
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Policy

    The European Commission's expenses for 2010 were approved by the Parliament under the EU's annual budget discharge procedure. The finances of almost all other institutions, agencies, and notably the European Development Fund, also received endorsement.
    By granting a discharge to an institution or agency, Parliament declares that it has spent its budget (funded by the European tax-payer) in line with EU rules. This "closes" the budget. At this stage, the Parliament can either grant or postpone discharge. MEPs act on a recommendation of the Council and base their decision on a review of the annual accounts and the Court of Auditors' annual report. They may also recommend action by the Commission on certain matters. The Commission presents its response in a follow-up report and action plan, which it sends to Parliament and the Council.

    Source: European Parliament


    Link Read more
    Link Know more about EDF
    Link EDF Annual reports


  11. Brussels sees discussions on modernisation of Trade Defence Instruments
    2012-05-10
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Trade

    A high-level conference on the modernisation of Trade Defence Instruments (TDI) was held in Brussels this week, bringing together more than 240 stakeholders. Following key note speech delivered by EU Trade Commissioner De Gucht, participants discussed possible modifications to these defence instruments to allow them to function better in the current global trading environment.
    The TDIs are intended to counter the dumping of under-priced products on its markets, re-establish a level playing field for its businesses in the face of unfair subsidies and ensure healthy competition through safeguards, in the event of sudden shifts in trade flows.
    In the light of this ongoing modernisation initiative, the European Commission has published a Public Consultation on the Trade Defence Instruments which is open to all stakeholders until 3 July 2012.

    Source: European Commission


    Link Read more
    Link Key note speech by De Gucht
    Link EU begins modernization review


  12. Fears that MFN clause could hamper South-South cooperation
    2012-05-08
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Trade

    Adding to discussions on the EPA negotiations with the East African Community (EAC), the EU is pushing for a most-favored-nation (MFN) clause in the agreements. According to the journal The East African, the EU aims to restrain the bloc from making deals with emerging economies, particularly with China and India, as it would require that the EAC extend to the EU the same preferences granted to third parties.
    EAC stakeholders said the clause could severely weaken South-South trade. James Ndahiro, Rwanda’s representative to the East African Legislative Assembly, recently stated that the MFN clause should be removed or modified to restrict its application to agreements with more developed economies.
    Along with Mr. Ndahiro, there are those who claim that this clause would hamper South-South cooperation, the EU likely being the biggest beneficiary in terms of trade. At present, the MPs have called on the EAC to maintain a common position and ensure that no single EAC Member State signs the EPA independent of the rest.

    Source: The East African


    Link Read more
    Link Why the MFN clause should not be included
    Link What is the MFN clause?


  13. 'Africa: 54. Countries One Union' points to gap in infrastructure spending
    2012-05-08
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Trade, Rural development, Environment, Archive

    According to a report by the Foundation for Worldwide Cooperation, around $93 billion is needed for building good infrastructure annually, which implies a huge resulting deficit, when compared to the continent's current expenditure of only $45 billion in the sector.  These findings were unveiled during a conference on peace and security, infrastructure, and trade in Africa, at the new African Union Conference Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, under the theme, "Africa: 54. Countries One Union".
    Romano Prodi, president of the foundation, stated that African firms could achieve productivity gains of up to 40 percent with adequate infrastructure: "Africa needs to build regional infrastructure that will promote inclusive growth and integration, and will create large and competitive economic areas that are attractive to investors and might lead to increased employment and mobility of people across borders,"
    Representatives from the African Union and its sub- regional organizations, the UN, the European Union (EU), China and the United States were in attendance at the event.  "Africa: 54 Countries, One Union" is a follow-up to last year's conference in Washington D.C.,  which aimed to boost African initiatives on infrastructure and development.

    Source: China Radio International


    Link Read more
    Link  Foundation for Worldwide Cooperation
    Link Africa: 54. Countries One Union


  14. EC publishes guidelines for GHG inventories
    2012-05-08

    The European Commission has recently published guidelines for a technical review of EU Member States' greenhouse gas emissions inventories. The review, expected to be completed by August 2012, is intended to set national limits for 2013-20 on emissions not covered by the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), chiefly concerning sectors such as transport, building, agriculture and waste.
    The guidelines, published as a Staff Working Document, have been prepared by the European Environment Agency (EEA) in close consultation with Member State experts on the EU Climate Change Committee. The review will be coordinated by a review secretariat at the EEA assisted by a technical expert review team.

    Source: European Commission


    Link Read more
    Link GHG inventories
    Link European Environment Agency


  15. Sympathy exists within the EU for African concerns
    2012-05-08
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Trade

    Continuing with his weekly outspoken criticisms of the EPAs, the former president of Tanzania, Benjamin William Mkapa, warns of the prospective effects of the agreements on African regional integration, stating that these "will displace intra-regional trade". On a more positive note, however, he emphasizes that there exists a  certain sympathy within the EU for Africa’s concerns, as the European Parliament committees on Development (DEVE) and International Trade (INTA) recently drafted proposals rejecting the proposal for the amendment of Regulation 1528/2007, which provides duty-free and quota-free market access to the EU market.
    The DEVE committee stated, in a draft proposal in April of 2012, “that the conclusion of the negotiations should be driven by content, which must take into account the interests and address the concerns of both parties”.  Thus, and finding "unacceptable provisions¨ in the agreements, the DEVE committee agreed that Regulation 1528/2007 should be maintained. Similarly, 2 weeks after the DEVE position was announced, the INTA committee suggested an extension of the deadline for the EU’s proposed amendment from January 1, 2014 to 2016, arguing that "bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations are complex in nature and very often cannot be concluded in rigidly set timeframes".
    Underlining a number of other weaknesses of the EPAs, Mr. Mkapa notes that the EU will greatly benefit from African development and prosperity. "We trust therefore that the EU will heed ACP countries’ and Africa’s proposals for a mutually-beneficial partnership ahead", he concludes.

    Source: Daily Mail


    Link Read more
    Link Africa: a perpetual raw materials supplier
    Link See Regulation 1528/2007


  16. EU supports ECOWAS development blueprint
    2012-05-08
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Policy, Aid effectiveness

    As part of its Vision 2020 development blueprint, ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) has launched a volunteer programme whereby young specialists will be deployed to serve in member countries. The programme, which is being supported by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Volunteer Programme (UNV), Unesco, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and the European Union (EU), will seek to strengthen peace-building, improve national reconstruction and accelerate development in member states.
    In late April, pioneer volunteers commenced a due training in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, to prepare them for the maiden deployment. They comprise young specialists in different fields and will be deployed across West Africa, as part of the pilot project.
    They will be deployed in community-based associations, non-governmental organisations and agencies that are active in socio-economic, cultural, political and humanitarian work.

    Source: Africa review


    Link Read more
    Link Know more about ECOWAS
    Link ECOWAS Vision 2020


  17. Comparative analysis of farm support within agricultural trading nations
    2012-05-08
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Trade, Rural development, ACP-EU Policy

    The EP Agriculture  and  Rural development Committee (AGRI) will present next week a comparative analysis of farm support within the major agricultural trading nations. The analysis contrasts the support given to farmers in the EU, the US, Canada, Russia, China, Brazil and Switzerland and their distorting effects on world markets.
    Recent world history has been marked by a global controversy over agricultural trade, where farm support has played a central role.

    Source: European parliament


    Link Read more
    Link OECD urges EU to reform farm support
    Link EU: Trade-distorting Farm support drops


  18. Senegal will meet challenge of cutting horticultural imports by 50%
    2012-05-08
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Trade, Rural development, ACP-EU Policy

    According to a recent Sendeveloppementlocal article, actors from the Senegalese agricultural sector will try to meet their goal of reducing their volume of imports by 50% by 2015. Ibrahima Wade, Permanent Secretary of the Senegal's Accelerated Growth Strategy (AGS), said the aim is to offset the balance of payments. These statements were made during a workshop organized by the Federal Cooperative of Horticultural Actors  (CFAHS), in St. Louis.
    To achieve this goal, the Secretary stated that the horticultural industry should review its ambitions and strive to surpass them next year. The president of the CFAHS, Ngane Sheikh, also in attendance, stressed that the horticulture sector was subject to changes resulting from the establishment of efficient structures for transport and storage of products.
    In particular, he stated "The state should provide more support to this sector which can play an important role in the fight against unemployment and the achievement of food self-sufficiency."

    Source: Sendeveloppementlocal


    Link Read more [FR]
    Link EU-Senegal
    Link Accelerated Growth Strategy


  19. RAPEX keeps dangerous food products away from EU shelves
    2012-05-08
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Trade

    According to a press release by the European Commission, dangerous products, whether produced in the EU or imported from third countries, are detected earlier and more promptly removed from the EU market thanks to the effectiveness of the EU's rapid alert system for non-food dangerous products ("RAPEX"). This process involves a chain of actions including upstream efforts to design out risks at source, better risk assessment and close co-operation between EU authorities to identify risks at the points of entry.
    John Dalli, Commissioner in charge of Health and Consumer Policy has said accordingly: "The fact that fewer dangerous items enter the EU market is good news for consumers. But we must remain committed so that we can tackle the challenges of the global supply chain and address any new product safety issues as they emerge. That is why building the system of 'Seamless Surveillance' by strengthening co-operation here in the EU and enhancing co-operation with international partners remains a key priority".

    Source: European Commission


    Link Read more
    Link Know more about RAPEX
    Link 2011 Annual Report


  20. Latest ACP-EU updates: EPAs, China's presence in Africa, and the CAP
    2012-05-07
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Trade, Rural development, Aid effectiveness, Environment, Archive, Regional Fisheries, Food Security, Food Policy, ACP-EU Policy

    Despite widespread criticism and negative prospects facing the EPAs in Africa, the Caribbean region appeared to demonstrate a better outlook,  at least when compared to the East African Community (EAC) and latest germane headlines.  However, some  concerns were expressed over the 2008 EU Cariforum Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with Europe. “Trying to answer questions about the success […]is far from easy”, according to Dominican Today.  Although  it seems clear “that there are very large sums of money”  being made available by the EU and which are intended  to both  support regional integration and meet EPA requirements, “it is hard to find any evidence that use is being made of the trade aspects of the agreement other than in relation to the improved access it offers in the area of commodity exports”.
    One of the topics raised last week was the impact of the BRICS on developing countries. Trade experts have once again sounded the alarm regarding growing ties between Africa and China. According to the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, this reached $126.9 billion in 2010, while trade volume rose by 30 per cent year-on-year during the first three-quarters of 201.  According to an article by Daily Nation, Kenya, as one of China’s top five trading partners, has been the subject of complaints by some EU Member states representatives. They protest in particular their lack of access to President Kibaki. In the words of the author: “The trade volume between Africa and EU countries has significantly dropped, which is one of the reasons why diplomats are unhappy with the Kibaki administration […] In a way, these diplomats are under pressure from their metropolitan states to restore the lost glory of cosy African relations as the Chinese have clearly found favour with the Kibaki administration".
    New EU development initiatives were also announced at the beginning of May. Following a high-level meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the EU has granted ClimDev Africa Initiative €8 million to support Africa’s response to climate change challenges. According to the press service of the EU delegation to the African Union, the grant agreement was signed at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)  this week. The contribution is part of the Global Climate Change Alliance funding, a programme in which the EU and the most vulnerable Developing Countries are working together to tackle climate change.
    Moreover, and as a result of regular droughts, the EU announced that it will allocate Sh4.3 billion (around €39 million) to Kenya. Main areas of work will be health, nutrition, water supply, and sanitation, with a particular focus on women and children. The fund is part of "Supporting Horn of Africa Resilience (SHARE)", an EU initiative that is to improve disaster preparedness in the Horn of Africa.
    There were those that claim, however, that the EU could be more helpful in Africa should it take further measures involving legislation: If new EU rules were to be introduced mandatory transparency for multinational companies, living-standards in resource-rich countries, which normally face high poverty rates, would be greatly improved.  Joseph Banga, a Congolese citizen who works for the International Alliance of Catholic Development Agencies (CIDSE), spoke of this to The Guardian and has urged the EU “[to] demonstrate commitment to Africa's development”. Mr. Banga states that both EU transparency and accounting directives, which are  to be adopted in the coming months, can change the state of affairs “if not watered down.”
    The CTA –Brussels Office also reported on the latest debates at the 3161st Council meeting,  which focused on Agriculture and fisheries. Ministers discussed the reform of payments for farmers as part of the broader discussion on the reform of the EU's common agricultural policy. One of the key tasks of the reform will be to ensure that payments are well targeted and spend efficiently. Ministers also held a debate in the framework of the common fisheries policy (CFP) reform. Regionalization and transferable fishing concessions (TFCs), which are two of the specific issues in the proposal for a regulation on the CFP, were particularly discussed. A large majority of member states welcomed regionalisation as a flexible approach to adapt to the diversity of regions and countries in the EU. They considered the approach appropriate to tackle in particular multiannual plans but also technical measures. However questions subsisted on the best way to balance the empowerment of member states within the regionalisation and a model where the final decisions remain within a EU framework. Most of member states would like the last word to remain at the EU level in order to ensure a level playing field.
    Furthermore, agriculture ministers were brought up to speed on the communication on promotion measures and information provision for agricultural products: a reinforced value-added European strategy for promoting the tastes of Europe.


    Link Read all ACP-EU updates



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