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Monday, 18 December 2017

European Parliament
-19/22 September: Committees in the European Parliament
Council of Ministers
-19/20 September: Agriculture and Fisheries Council
-19/20 September: Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (informal)
-19-25 September: General Affairs Council
European Commission
-21 September: Weekly meeting of the college
ACP Group
-20 September: Bureau of the Committee of Ambassadors

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Laura Sullivan is ActionAid's European Policy and Campaigns Manager. In our interview, she speaks about the EU communication on aid effectiveness, the EU input to the aid effectiveness forum in Busan and a fair EU biofuel policy.

Director General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Dr Jimmie Rodgers has called for regional unity in fisheries management. He stated a need for Asian, American and European fishing interests to connect with the entire region rather than with individual countries so that everybody wins. [...] At the Pacific members of the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) meeting in Auckland this week, talks with the European Union (EU) have proved complicated due to differing regional opinions on the role of the ACP Secretariat and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS).

The East African Community (EAC) and European Union head back to negotiations on Monday to resolve the controversy over the delay in signing an economic partnership agreement between the two trading blocs. [...] The EAC and EU hope to negotiate outstanding articles in the interim EPA, which include issues of export taxes, the most favoured nation (MFN) clause, rules of origin and agriculture.

The last few years SEA-invest invested and took over a lot and this is the moment to keep it. "We are focussing on consolidation. There is also confusion about the future. At the moment the retail in the EU is placing more requirements and wants to spend less on fruit. South-Africa, among others is now focussing more on the Middle-East and other parts of the world because of this.

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