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Monday, 10 December 2018

We cordially invite you to our next briefing on the “Water we eat: Challenges and opportunities for ACP in times of scarcity”, to be held on Wednesday, April 13th from 8.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Brussels.In our Brussels Briefing, we will talk about the challenges and opportunities for ACP countries in times of water scarcity. Confirmed speakers include Dr Elijah Phiri, CAADP/NEPAD, Dr David Molden (IWMI), Tony Allan, School of Oriental and African Studies / King’s College London Water Issues Group, Ruth Mathews, Executive Director of the Water Footprint Network.

The 3rd European Forum on Sustainable Development  will be held in Palencia, Spain from  29th March-1st April 2011. This forum is an initiative by the European Commission and EU Presidency with the support of France, Germany, Ireland, the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development and CTA. Around 500 experts in rural development form all around the world will be attending. Areas in agricultural cooperation which will be discussed include cover governance, food security and social protection, land issues, Ecologically efficient agricultural systems for smallholder farmers, the role of the private sector and the civil society in rural development, rural financing...

Judith Sargentini is a Dutch member of the Green group in the European Parliament. She is part of the EP delegation to South Africa which has recently visited the country. In our interview, she speaks about EU-South Africa cooperation and the perspectives for trade and sustainable development.

European Parliament (Brussels)
-14-17 March: Committee meetings
European Commission (Brussels)
-16 March: Weekly College Meeting
-17 March: Conference on the Low-Carbon Economy
Council of Ministers (Brussels)
-14 March: Environment Council
-17/18 March: Agriculture and Fisheries Council
ACP Group of States
-14-17 March: 23rd session of the ACP-UE Joint Parliamentary Assembly

You can also follow our new Facebook group CTABrussels and our Twitter account CTABrussels to receive up-to-date information on EU-ACP events.

When negotiating international trade agreements, the European Commission must stop making concessions that can adversely affect European farmers, says a European Parliament resolution approved on Tuesday. MEPs urge the Commission not to make concessions to gain access to third country markets at the expense of the EU agricultural sector. EU farm production guarantees food security and quality, contend MEPs. They want the EU's high standards on the environment, animal and plant welfare and health to be applied to imported goods to guarantee fair competition and protect consumers.

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