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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

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.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Ten ACP countries are to benefit from a total of 190 million EUR as part of a temporary programme (2010-2013) of accompanying measures in the banana sector. This compromise was reached after long negotiations between the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission. Allocation of funds will be handled according to three criteria: The place of the banana sector in the ACP country, banana exports, and the development stage of the country.

Wednesday, 09 November 2011

The European Union is eager to meet the Fijian Government for further talks on development. The new head for the EU Delegation to Fiji and the Pacific, based in Suva, Ambassador Doctor Abdoul Aziz Mbaye told the Fiji Sun in an interview that they were prepared to lift all sanctions against Fiji as long as both parties engaged in dialogue to provide concrete delivery.