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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

The next Brussels Development Briefing will be held on the 14 September 2011 and will be organised in partnership with the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency. We will discuss the main challenges involved in rural transformation processes by sharing different perspectives on rural transformation processes across continents. We will then focus on rural employment and rural labour markets needed to create growth and economic development. Among confirmed speakers are CEO of NEPAD, Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, Prof. Peter Hazell from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, Paul Dorosh from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Dr Dyborn Chibonga, CEO of NASFAM (Malawi), Paul Barera from the Rwanda Telecentre Network (RTN). We will also have experiences from Asia and Latin America presented.

To learn more about the Briefing, please visit http://brusselsbriefings.net or sign up for automatic Brussels Briefings email alerts.

European Parliament
-12-15 September: Plenary Session (Strasbourg)
Council of Ministers
-12/13 September: Agriculture and Fisheries Council (informal)
-16/17 September: Economic and Financial Affairs Council
-18 September: General Affairs Council
European Commission
-18 September: Weekly meeting of the college (in Strasbourg)
ACP Group
-15 September: Committee of Ambassadors
CTA
-14 September: Briefing on the Major drivers for rural transformation in Africa

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.

Friday, 09 September 2011

Dutch foreign minister Rosenthal on 30 August met with Rosalind Marsden, the Special Representative of the European Union for Sudan and Southern Sudan, for a conversation on current developments in Sudan, the role of the international community and the development of the young state of South Sudan. The humanitarian and human rights situation in the border areas of Abyei, Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile, both agreed, requires sustained international attention.

Wednesday, 07 September 2011

A quite amazing event took place in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, on August 29 and 30. Two hundred representatives of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from China and 19 African countries held a China-Africa Peoples' Forum. […] Of much older vintage is the relationship between African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries and the European Union (EU). That formal relationship by treaty is 37 years old. But, the EU, which has a very vibrant civil society with which it consults regularly, has never organised a Peoples Forum of EU and ACP countries.

Tuesday, 06 September 2011

The next Brussels Development Briefing will be held on the 14 September 2011 and will be organised in partnership with the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency. We will discuss the main challenges involved in rural transformation processes by sharing different perspectives on rural transformation processes across continents. We will then focus on rural employment and rural labour markets needed to create growth and economic development.

European Parliament
-8 September: Committee Meetings in the European Parliament
Council of Ministers
-5/6 September: Transport Council (informal)
-11 September: Agriculture and Fisheries Council (informal)
-7 September: Coreper I
-8 September: Coreper II
European Commission
-7 September: New communication on external energy policy
-8 September: Weekly meeting of the college
Polish Presidency
-8 September: Conference: Food and nutrition in the 21st century

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.

Friday, 02 September 2011

Henri de Raincourt, the French Development Minister, received Camille Vital, the Prime Minister and Telecommunications, Post and New Technologies Minister of the transitional government of Madagascar on 30 August.

Thursday, 01 September 2011

The European Commission has decided to replenish the African Peace Facility (APF) with €300 million to support African peace and security actions both at regional and continental levels. The funding will be available to the African Union and African Regional Organisations for the period 2011-2013 in order to support relevant, targeted, continental and regional initiatives in the area of conflict prevention, management and resolution, and peace building.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

A farewell was hosted by the University of the South Pacific for the Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation, His Excellency Ambassador Wiepke van der Goot at the Laucala Campus in Suva on 15 August, 2011. The occasion was marked with a luncheon gathering which was attended by senior government officials from the Kiribati Government including the Minister for Education, Honourable Mr Toakai Koririntetaake and the senior staff of the University.


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Thursday, 25 August 2011

The deadline for completing Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations have been extended to mid 2012. This was one of the key decisions taken by Pacific ACP Trade Officials meeting in Port Moresby last week. A report from Maureen Penjueli on www.islandsbusiness.com said the shift in the deadline from the overly ambitious target of December 2011 was a clear recognition of the enormous task ahead of the region to complete comprehensive EPA negotiations.