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Friday, 20 July 2018

European Parliament
-13/16 February: Plenary session of the European Parliament
Council of Ministers
-13 February: Strategic Committee on Inmigration, Frontiers and Asylum (SCIFA)
-15/16 February: Coreper II
-15 February: Coreper I
ACP Group
-14/16 February: 1st Meeting of Experts in charge of ACP-EU Dialogue on Migration
Research events
-International Seminar on the Future of Development Cooperation in 2020 (Brussels)

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Pastoralism will be at the corhttp://support.addthis.com/customer/portal/questions/356745-addthis-adds-strange-caracters-behind-url-of-magentoe 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, 10 February 2012

The EU may withdraw access to its markets for countries that have not signed the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) by 2014, a move that will affect all EAC member states as well as some other Least Developed Countries (LDCs).  According to Bilaterals, trade analysts argue that this situation is "a reflection of the fatigue within the EU".

Thursday, 09 February 2012

Amid unrest, Danish Foreign Minister Villy Soevndal visited Nigeria this week for talks with President Goodluck Jonathan and other officials. As the Danish EU presidency noted in a statement, Mr. Soevndal represented EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton.

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni recently held talks with the European Envoy, Mr. Nick Westcott. They discussed a variety of key issues, notably economic growth and sustainable development in the region.

MEPs have recently adopted a report that underlines that the EU shares a common interest with emerging countries in tackling global instability and security risks to economic development. As the EP reports, “the EU should work together with emerging countries to build a multi-polar, inclusive system of global governance that deals efficiently with global challenges”.

Wednesday, 08 February 2012

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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