A new 7.2 million euro package was launched at the beginning of May in the West African Ghana for strengthening the bananas' production and export sectors. The package is part of the European Commission’s Banana Accompanying Measures (BAM) programme.
A new 15,4 (EC$54) million EUR banana support programme was launched in the Carribean state, Dominica. The package is part of the European Commission’s Banana Accompanying Measures (BAM) programme.
The EU member state Poland is an ideal partner in the development of the fisheries sector in Angola, Angola's Minister of Fisheries, Victória de Barros Netob declared on May 7, after a three day official visit of Poland's under Secretary State for foreign affairs, Beata Stelmach.
It would be "rather unwise" for Africa to grant preferential market access to Europe, and, instead of continuing to threaten with deadlines over the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPAs), the EU should rethink its strategy, Economist Paul Collier, Co-Director, Centre for the Study of African Economies said.
Germany wants to invest in Africa, German Foreign Affairs Minister Guido Westerwelle said at the end of last month, during a visit in South Africa, which was part of Germany’s strategic approach to seek opportunities on the continent (including in science and research).
The Brussels Briefing ‘Geography of food: reconnecting with origin in the food system’ was held on 15 May, at the ACP Secretariat in Brussels.
The European Commission is to facilitate international trade with organic products, and support access for developing countries’ organic products to EU markets, the Council meeting on Agriculture and Fisheries held in Brussels on 13 May 2013 concluded.
At the 6th African Union (AU) – European Commission (EC) college-to-college meeting in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia on 26 April, the responsible Commissioners on both sides looked at issues relating to trade, infrastructure, raw materials, good governance in taxation and regional integration.
The Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) has commended the European Parliament for legislating the European Union Transparency Directives for the extractive industry.