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Sunday, 22 October 2017

The next Brussels Development Briefing will take place on the 30 November 2011 and will be organised in partnership with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the European Commission (DG DEVCO) the ACP Secretariat, Concord and various other partners.

European Parliament
-14-17 November: European Parliament Plenary session (Strasbourg)
-14-17 November: Committee Meetings in the European Parliament (Strasbourg)
Council of Ministers
-14 November: Agriculture and Fisheries Council
-14 November: Foreign Affairs Council
-15 November: General Affairs Council
-16 November: Coreper II
-16 November: Coreper I
European Commission
-15 November: Weekly meeting of the college (Strasbourg)
ACP-EU
-16-20 November: 22nd meeting of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
ACP Group
-14 November: High-level Conference on Renewable Energy
-16-20 November: 26th meeting of the ACP Joint Parliamentary Assembly

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.

Dr Bart Van Vooren is Assistant Professor in European Law and Integration at Copenhagen University. In this interview, taken during a recent debate in Brussels, Mr Van Vooren outlines the possibilities and problems around a European financial transaction tax.

A European Commission expert group involving the European External Action Service, the European Investment Bank and EU Member States has started its work to study the potential benefits of establishing an EU Platform for External Cooperation and Development. The aim of this EU Platform would be to find ways to increase the impact of the EU's external cooperation activities by optimising mechanisms for blending grants and loans. The European Commission aims to report to the European Parliament and to the Council in mid-2012, allowing for a political decision on whether to create such a Platform.

Adressing a high-level conference on tackling malnutrition, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy insisted that the international community do more on global malnutrition. Given that the 7 billionth citizen recently saw the light of the day, Van Rompuy wondered whether this child would grow up in a healthy environment and whether the earth would be able to feed it.

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