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Tuesday, 11 June 2013

ACP-EU Council: Issues for further discussion

EU will continue dialogue with ACP partners for developing a common EU approach to the new global development framework which will replace the Millennium Development Goals after 2015 and commented, the Irish Minister of State for Trade and Development, and co-chair of the joint Council, Mr. Joe Costello (representing the European Union) said during the joint ACP- EU Council of Ministers held in Brussels on 6-7 June. “Having developed our common position, the EU now looks forward to working with ACP partners on progressing towards an agreed approach on the  post 2015 global development framework, he said.
Other issues discussed included political dialogue on migration, the repatriation of illegal immigrants and EU’s taxation policies on remittances sent by ACP citizen to their home countries. The two parties had relatively diverging positions and agreed to pursue the dialogue on this matters with the support of experts groups in view of reaching an agreement.

Source: Irish Presidency of the EU, ACP group