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Friday, 20 October 2017

European Parliament
- 8 May : Committee on Foreign Affairs
- 8 May : Committee on Development
- 8 May : Committee on International Trade
- 7/8 May : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
- 8 May : Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
- 8 May : Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
- 9/10 : Mini Plenary session
Council of Ministers
- 8 May : COREPER I
- 8/10 May : COREPER II
ACP Group
- 7  May: 5th meeting on ACP-EU Dialogue on Migration
- 7/ 8 May: All ACP Agricultural Commodities Programme Dissemination Workshop
- 10 May: Special Committee of Ambassadors
-11 May: ACP High Level Meeting on Improving Access of SMEs to Financing
Danish Presidency
- 6 /11 May : The 10th meeting of the International Resource Panel
-10/11May Informal Presidency meeting of the Council Working Group on Export Credits

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Friday, 04 May 2012

Reservations over future advantages that EPAs could give to the East African Community have been some of the most commented-on headlines on the web in recent months. Though it seemed that there was a more optimistic outlook in the Caribbean region, one article by  Dominican Today, expresses concerns over the 2008 EU Cariforum Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with Europe. “Trying to answer questions about the success […]is far from easy”, says the author.

Agriculture ministers were brought up to speed on the communication on promotion measures and information provision for agricultural products: a reinforced value-added European strategy for promoting the tastes of Europe. This communication should be followed by a legislative proposal to be published at the end of the year.

Some years ago, international trade experts sounded an alarm regarding growing ties between Africa and China. According to the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, this reached $126.9 billion in 2010, while trade volume rose by 30 per cent year-on-year during the first three-quarters of 201.  According to an article by Daily Nation, Kenya, as one of China’s top five trading partners, has been the subject of complaints by some EU Member states representatives. They protest in particluar their lack of access to President Kibaki.

Following a high-level meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the EU has granted ClimDev Africa Initiative €8 million to support Africa’s response to climate change challenges. According to the press service of theEU delegation to the African Union, the grant agreement was signed at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)  this week.

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