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Monday, 23 April 2018
A robust rebound in world trade and political progress at the G20 have set the stage for a renewed push to agree a global trade deal, according to top-ranking officials from the EU, US and China. EurActiv reports from the European Business Summit (EBS).
Wednesday, 14 July 2010

The 20th Brussels Development Briefing will be on ‘Financing agriculture and will take place on the 15th of  September 2010. As an input to the UN Summit on MDGs to be held in New York on 22-26 September 2010, we will discuss issues related  to financing development in the context of agriculture and rural development. This will include issue such as Aid and ODA, taxation (Domestic tax revenues), private investment (new donors), revenue generation.

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European Parliament (Brussels):
- 12th to 13th July: Meeting of the Committee on Development
- 12th to 15th July: Meeting of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
EU Presidency:
- 12th July (Brussels)): Agriculture and Fisheries Council
- 12th to 13th July (Gent): Informal Environmental Council
- 13th July (Brussels): Economic and Financial Council
ACP Secretariat (Seychelles)
-13th to 16th July: 5th Regional meeting ACP-EU joint Parliamentary Assembly
For more information please consult the calendar on our webpage
Friday, 09 July 2010

The European Parliament has welcomed the prospect of Iceland joining the EU in the near future but also called on the country to cease all whaling as a prerequisite, in a resolution adopted on Wednesday (7 July).


Thursday, 08 July 2010
Recent developments in agricultural trade, particularly in EU trade and its performance compared to other major world players is the subject of the latest MAP. The EU remains the leading trading bloc in the world. Alongside the US it is the leading exporter of agricultural products and remains by far the world’s biggest importer.
Wednesday, 07 July 2010
The new international cocoa agreement will provide a positive shake-up in the cocoa market and ensure better prices for stakeholders, including small farmers. It also strengthens the participation of civil society and the private sector in the cocoa industry, according to Guy-Alain Emmanuel Gauze, Côte d’Ivoire’s ambassador to the United Nations (UN) in Geneva and president of the UN cocoa conference.

Southern African trade ministers have pledged to sign a significantly scaled down economic partnership agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU) before the end of 2010. Could this be the conclusion to years of divisive negotiations?


The 3025th Agriculture ands Fisheries Council meeting held in Luxembourg on 29 June 2010 discussed the  International competitiveness of the European agri-food model. Within the framework of international law, it is relevant to acknowledge the need for a level playing field between the EU and third country producers, concerning the EU standards, which recognise that consumers’ demands and any societal concerns (such as quality, health, environment and animal welfare) are met.

Southern African Development Community (SADC) Executive Secretary Tomáz Salomão criticised the European Union (EU) for trying to “impose” a preferential free-trade agreement on countries in the region. Last year, the EU signed an interim economic partnership agreement (EPA) with Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland to facilitate the free movement of goods between the two regions.


Recognizing the potential of cassava as the ‘poverty and drought fighter’ crop in Africa, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and Farm Concern International have launched a 3 year program that will help 30,000 small holder farmers in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania increase cassava for food and industrial use by processing it at village level.