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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

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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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.
The Briefing will provide an overview of 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, 27 January 2012

As part of its Micro-interventions Programme, the Office of Development Cooperation of the Embassy of Belgium in Niamey, Niger, calls for proposals for small-scale development projects.

The Group of the European People‘s Party (EPP) in the European Parliament has recently re-elected itsChairman Joseph Daul. J. Daul, who has been Chairman since 2007,  will lead the EPP  until he next European Elections in 2014.

As the European involvement in African science, and especially in current radio astronomy projects, seems to present a unique opportunity to bridge the traditional divide between developed and developing economies, MEPs call upon their colleagues to support scientific partnerships between Europe and Africa. This will also contribute to attaining the Millennium Development Goals.

As we recently reported, President, Vice-Presidents and Quaestors of the European Parliament were elected last week in Strasbourg. This week parliamentary committees convened in Brussels to elect chairpersons and their deputies for next two and a half years until the end of the legislature.