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Sunday, 22 October 2017

Europeans’ taste for sugar transformed the world. West Indies plantations built from the 17th century to feed demand drove a nexus of commerce, capital and manufacturing that fomented the industrial revolution and modern financial markets.

On 4 March 2017 in Conakry, Guinea, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, announced the preparation of 19 new renewable energy projects, with a total potential investment of €4.8 billion. This was done during the second Board of Directors meeting of the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative.

A European Union-funded project to build a fish market and gear store on La Digue, the third-most populated island of Seychelles, has begun. The project costs $201,000 (2.7 million Seychelles rupees) and will benefit over 60 fishermen on the island.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

European Parliament

27 - 30 March: European Parliament Committee Meetings

Council of the EU and European Council

27 - 28 March: Justice and Home Affairs Council
29 March: Coreper I andII
31 March: Coreper I

Other events

31 March: InfoPoint Lunchtime Conference "PanAfGeo: an unprecedented pan-African training programme"

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Senior experts and policymakers presented important lessons and opportunities for African countries to strengthen linkages between rural and urban areas at a Brussels Briefing which took place on Monday 20th March 2017. The event, held under the title of “Strengthening rural livelihoods in the face of rapid urbanisation in Africa”, attracted a wide audience of over 130 participants representing the ACP and EU diplomatic and development communities present at the ACP Secretariat, and an online audience of over 100 following via Webstream. It was organised by CTA, in partnership with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the German Development Agency (GIZ), the Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation of the European Commission (EC/DEVCO), the ACP Secretariat and Concord (the European NGO confederation for Relief and Development).