Video guest: Josephine Mwangi

March 2018
26 27 28 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1



Follow the CTA Brussels Daily


twitter logo


facebook logo cta

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

ACP leaders consider future direction of ACP group

The future existence of the 79-member African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) grouping is now being mapped out by the group's Council of Ministers in preparation for the coming to an end of the Cotonou Agreement in 2020. The expiry of the 20-year-old agreement with the European Union (EU) in nine years time, has forced the Brussels-based secretariat to convene a Working Group to explore future directions for the ACP group. ACP's chief of cabinet, Obadiah Mailafia said the working group's terms of reference will consider possible radical changes for the ACP, whose membership includes 14 Pacific Island nations. "Led by Mauritius, the working group will recommend whether the ACP will adjust to the changes after 2020 or continue with business as usual," Mr Mailafia said. "Or the other option is to forge a rebirth of the ACP with fundamental changes to include new emerging market economies into the funding arrangement." The ACP-EU Council of Ministers is taking place from 30 to 31 May in Brussels.

Source: Fiji Times