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Sunday, 17 December 2017

Lomé, the capital of Togo, will host a meeting of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly from 16 to 23 November, the Vice-President of the Togolese National Assembly, Sélom Komi Klassou, told the press on Monday. Apart from recommendations and resolutions which are set to conclude the meeting, discussions and debates about the food situation in Africa, access to medication, the Arab Spring and its repercussions as well as the proliferation of weapons in the world are planned.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Ownership and accountability are two of the main aspects that the EU wants to stress at the 4th High-level Forum on Aid effectiveness from 29 November to 1 December in Busan, South Korea. The Foreign Affairs Council this week issued the EU’s position for the forum, after the Commission had published a communication on the subject in September and the European Parliament had outlined its position in October.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on 16 November setting out its position on the forthcoming UN climate summit in Durban (COP17) and its demands for the EU position. The Greens welcomed the clear message calling for the EU to commit to continuing the Kyoto Protocol, a key issue for the forthcoming summit.

Nine non-governmental groups in Antigua & Barbuda have united to form a Non-State Actors Advisory Committee to work with the European Development Fund (EDF) and the government in formulating developmental objectives and paths, particularly as they relate to EU-funded programmes and projects.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

With its new list of cooperation countries the BMZ is putting into practice yet another point set out in the Coalition Agreement, namely to focus on working with a limited number of countries within the context of bilateral development cooperation and the European and international division of labour. In the future, instead of working with 58 countries, as was the case at the start of the present legislative period, there will be just 50 developing coun­tries where the Ministry is engaged in bilateral country programmes with the full spectrum of official de­vel­op­ment assistance instru­ments.

European Union is set to partner with the Federal Government on job creation, in a bid to address the issue of unemployment in the country. Head of European Union Delegation, Nigeria and Ecowas, Mr. David Macrae, stated this when he met with the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, recently in Abuja. Marcrae expressed the organisation's willingness to assist Nigeria in the fight against unemployment especially in line with the transformational agenda of the government.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

European Parliament
-14-17 November: European Parliament Plenary session (Strasbourg)
-14-17 November: Committee Meetings in the European Parliament (Strasbourg)
Council of Ministers
-14 November: Agriculture and Fisheries Council
-14 November: Foreign Affairs Council
-15 November: General Affairs Council
-16 November: Coreper II
-16 November: Coreper I
European Commission
-15 November: Weekly meeting of the college (Strasbourg)
ACP-EU
-16-20 November: 22nd meeting of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
ACP Group
-14 November: High-level Conference on Renewable Energy
-16-20 November: 26th meeting of the ACP Joint Parliamentary Assembly

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Dr Bart Van Vooren is Assistant Professor in European Law and Integration at Copenhagen University. In this interview, taken during a recent debate in Brussels, Mr Van Vooren outlines the possibilities and problems around a European financial transaction tax.

Adressing a high-level conference on tackling malnutrition, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy insisted that the international community do more on global malnutrition. Given that the 7 billionth citizen recently saw the light of the day, Van Rompuy wondered whether this child would grow up in a healthy environment and whether the earth would be able to feed it.

EU policies are continuing to seriously undermine rights in developing countries says a new report launched on 7 November by CONCORD, the confederation of European development NGOs. The report shows incoherencies between EU development objectives and other policies, coming at an important time as the EU reforms its agricultural, trade and development policies.