A home grown approach to development: Fiscal implications of EPAs and domestic resource mobilisation

July 19, 2010

Trade Negotiations Insights In the recent international economic context, marked by global crises and instability, budgetary and fiscal matters have gained greater prominence on the economic recovery and growth agenda. Read the rest of this entry »


ACP-EU Assembly: financial crisis must not lead to development aid cuts

December 1, 2009

Official development aid must continue to grow and not suffer from the current economic and financial crisis, warned ACP-EU Co-President Louis Michel at the inaugural session of the 18th ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly on Monday in Luanda (Angola).
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UK and France propose climate fund for poor

November 28, 2009

UK PM Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy have proposed a multi-billion-dollar fund to help developing nations deal with climate change, reports BBC online.
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Development Aid: Karel De Gucht calls on all EU Member States to ‘work together’ to ensure billions of euros in aid doesn’t get wasted

November 20, 2009

European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, Karel De Gucht, will today call upon EU Member States to work better together to ensure that more than 3 billion euros of aid can avoid being wasted every year. A European approach to development aid could bring massive ‘savings’, he’ll warn, through more effective management of aid policy, actions and projects – savings which must then be reinvested in better development.

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ACP Council appoints new Secretary-General

November 18, 2009

Outgoing ACP Secretary-General Sir John Kaputin has congratulated his successor Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas of Ghana following his appointment during the 90th Session of the ACP Council of Ministers on Tuesday 17th November 2009.

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Final ECDPM report of the Workshop for ACP Ambassadors: The implications of the Lisbon Treaty for the ACP Group

November 6, 2009

The workshop ” The implications of the Lisbon Treaty for the ACP Group ” was jointly organized by the ACP Secretariat and the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) at the ACP House on the 16th of October 2009 and was held under Chatham house rules. Most of the ACP Ambassadors where present or represented at the meeting.
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The EU and the ACP-countries agree on the need to step up efforts in the climate change negotiations

November 5, 2009

On Tuesday 3 November, the Swedish Presidency and the European Commission met with the Ambassadors to Brussels of the 78 countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) to discuss key common challenges, including in particular climate change and the global economic crisis.
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