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Newsletter 275

Video guest: Josephine Mwangi

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Monday, 24 September 2018

The 23rd Briefing will be held on 15th June 2011 and focus on Nutrition and Agriculture. It will  discuss the key challenges and opportunities for achieving nutrition security, especially in the context of ACP countries, and the policies and actions to improve the linkages between agriculture and nutrition in future. Besides the European Commission (DG DEVCO), the ACP Secretariat and Concord, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) based in Washington will join us as co-organiser.


European Parliament
-6-9 June: Plenary Session in the European Parliament (Strasbourg)
-6-9 June: Committee Meetings in the European Parliament (Strasbourg)
-6 June: Foreign Affairs Committee
Council of Ministers
-6/7 June: Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council
-9/10 June: Justice and Home Affairs Council
-10 June: Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council
European Commission
-7 June: Weekly meeting of the college (Strasbourg)

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.

Our video guest is Staffan Nilsson, the President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). Last week, the EESC organised an international conference on food security. In our interview, Mr Nilsson speaks about the conference results and the EESC's role in development policy.

A broken food system and environmental crises are now reversing decades of progress against hunger according to new Oxfam analysis. Spiralling food prices and endless cycles of regional food crises will create millions more hungry people unless we transform the way we grow and share food.   Oxfam today launches a new global campaign to ensure everyone has enough to eat always. Oxfam’s GROW campaign is backed by high profile supporters including former President Lula of Brazil, Archbishop Emeritus Tutu and actress Scarlett Johansson.

Pacific ACP countries have again reiterated their commitments to conclude negotiations on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU) by the end of the year. However, that deadline can only achieved, if there is flexibility from both sides, said the Pacific’s Lead Spokesperson on EPA negotiations and Tonga’s minister for trade, Lisiate ‘Akolo.

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