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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the Commission, has announced her intention to appoint a new Head of the European Union Delegation to Haiti. Once accreditation procedures have been completed, Javier Niño Perez will become Head of Delegation in Port-au-Prince.

Rural Jamaican communities will play a greater role protecting the country's forests thanks to a shared management system. This initiative has been launched by St. Andrews communities of Dallas Castle and Constitutional Hill and the Government's Forestry Department.

Tuesday, 07 February 2012

European Parliament
-6 and 8 February: Committee on Foreign Affairs.
-6 February: Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.
-9 February: Committee on development
Council of Ministers
-7/8 February: Coreper II
-7/8 February: Coreper I
European Commission
- 7 February: Conference on Energy Roadmap 2050
ACP Group
-9 February: Committee of ACP ambassadors
Special date
-7 February: 20th anniversary of the signing of the Maastricht Treaty

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The next Brussels Development Briefing will take place on the 22 February 2012 and will be organised in partnership with the African Union Commission, the European Commission (DG DEVCO) the ACP Secretariat, Concord and various media partners.
Pastoralism will be at the core of our next Brussels Briefing. We will discuss the main challenges affecting the pastoralists, especially in the ACP countries, and the opportunities provided by existing continental and regional policy frameworks and processes. It will then focus on sharing good practices and experiences from the field across regions. We will also identify what urgent and concrete policy actions need to be in place to increase support pastoralism.
The Briefing will be fully webstreamed in English and French. To see the programme (revised) to register for the Briefing and to follow the webstream on22 February (from 8h30 a.m. to13.00 p.m. CET) please visit brusselsbriefings.

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Friday, 03 February 2012

As we reported last week, parliamentary committees met to elect chairs and vice-chairs for the coming two and a half years, until the end of the current legislature in June 2014. But, who is leading the committees?

After several weeks spent negotiating the “Declaration of Intention of Cooperation”, Antigua & Barbuda Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer signs a bilateral cooperation agreement with Martinique, less than a year after reaching a deal with Guadeloupe, another French Overseas Territory.

Thursday, 02 February 2012

Following the statements of EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht and the presentation of the communication "Trade, growth and development", the European Commission (EC) presents this week a series of proposals to make trade and development instruments work conjointly to ensure real poverty reduction across the world. The proposals notably aim at reinforcing the trade capacities of developing countries by making trade part of their development strategy.

Elizabeth Simbrão, Angolan ambassador to Belgium and the European Union,  has recently bid farewell to her colleagues of South Africa, Anil Sooklal, and Zambia, Inonge Bikusita-Lwanika. On the occasion, the diplomat, in her capacity as the coordinator of the group of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), said she is determined to reinforce this regional group's position.

The Addis Ababa summit, which takes place on 29 and 30 January, sees the election of the AU College of Commissioners for the next four years. The Development Commissioner Piebalgs attends as an observer.  EU and African Union (AU) ties grow stronger.

Monday, 30 January 2012

European Parliament
-1/2 February: Mini-plenary of the European Parliament (Brussels)
Council of Ministers
-30 January: Foreign Affairs Council
-31 January: General Affairs Council  
-1/2 February: Coreper II
-3 February: Coreper I
EU Presidency
- 2/3 February: “Conference on future meat inspection”.

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