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Newsletter 225

Video guest: Josephine Mwangi

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Friday, 17 August 2018
The 19th Brussels Development Briefing will be on Youth and rural development in ACP countries and will take place on 16th June 2010 (8h30-13h00) at the Borschette Center. This Briefing will discuss the challenges and opportunities for future ACP young farmers and the potential of rural youth in terms of employment, income generation, access to financial services, investment and ICTs as well as provision of formal and non-formal agricultural education and social services.
Our video guest this week is Mr. Gérard Onesta, the Vice-President of the Regional Council of the Region of Midi-Pyrénées. He was also Vice-President of the European Parliament. On the occasion of his participation at the meeting organized by the Forum of Global Associations of Regions (FOGAR) on the 12th May 2010 in Brussels, Mr. Onesta explained to us the role of regions in development cooperation.
European Parliament (Brussels):
- 1st June:  Meeting of the Committee on International Trade and the US Ambassador
- 1st June:  Inter-parliamentary meeting on the CFP reform
- 1st-2nd June: Meeting of the Committee on agriculture and rural development
EU Presidency:
- 28th May (Toledo): Development Agency Directors Meeting
- 30th May-1st June (Mérida): Informal Meeting of EU Agriculture Ministers
- 31tst May (Brussels): Council of Transport, Telecommunications and Energy
ACP Secretariat (Brussels):
- 20th May: Committee of Ambassadors
For more information please consult the calendar on our webpage http://brussels.cta.int/
Thursday, 27 May 2010
France and Germany yesterday joined the growing ranks of European countries opposed to making further unilateral moves on climate change, as the European Commission today plans to make the case for raising the EU’s greenhouse gas reduction goal from -20% to -30% by 2020.

New statistics show that employment in the agricultural sector has fallen by 25% since 2000, with drops ranging from 2.6% fewer jobs in Greece to 55% fewer in Estonia.  The highest job losses were reported in the new member states, where employment fell by an average of 31.3% etween 2000 and 2009. The 'old' member states of the EU-1f fared somewhat better, recording an average decrease in labour input of 16.7%.

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