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April 10, 2002

TRADE-EU: Differences with ACP Countries to Surface Soon

The European Union must adopt a flexible and development-oriented approach when it negotiates new trade relations with African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, observers here say.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2002/04/trade-eu-differences-with-acp-countries-to-surface-soon/
November 8, 2001

TRADE: ACP Ministers to Present United Front at Doha

Trade Ministers from African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of developing countries say they will present a united front at the World Trade Organisation Ministerial meeting in Doha this week to protect their interests.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2001/11/trade-acp-ministers-to-present-united-front-at-doha/
October 30, 2001

TRADE-EU: ACP Legislators Review Progress on Cotonou Agreement

Parliamentarians from the 77-member state Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group and the European Union (EU) are concerned that reform not be stymied by the Sep 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2001/10/trade-eu-acp-legislators-review-progress-on-cotonou-agreement/
May 30, 2001

POLITICS-EU/ACP: ‘Gradual’ Resumption of Aid to Ivory Coast Imminent

The European Commission is proposing a 'gradual and measured' resumption of aid payments to Côte d'Ivoire (the Ivory Coast), suspended since 1999, in light of positive signs the country is becoming more open and democratic.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2001/05/politics-eu-acp-gradual-resumption-of-aid-to-ivory-coast-imminent/
April 28, 2001

TRADE: ACP States Press EU to Reverse Plan to Cut Sugar Quota

When it was first unveiled last November, the governments of several developing countries objected to European plans to grant trade privileges to the world's poorest nations similar to the ones they had enjoyed without challenge for decades.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2001/04/trade-acp-states-press-eu-to-reverse-plan-to-cut-sugar-quota/
March 22, 2001

POLITICS: Concern Mounts Over Delay in Ratification of EU-ACP Partnership Agreement

Concern is mounting that further delay in ratifying a 20-year 'partnership agreement' between 15 European Union (EU) member states and 77 countries from the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group, could jeopardise its primary objective: to eradicate poverty.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2001/03/politics-concern-mounts-over-delay-in-ratification-of-eu-acp-partnership-agreement/
March 19, 2001

POLITICS: Conflict Resolution Tops Agenda of EU-ACP Parliamentary Assembly

Noting that armed conflict is the greatest threat to development, legislators from the European Parliament and their counterparts of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group meeting here this week have put conflict prevention and resolution at the top of their agenda.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2001/03/politics-conflict-resolution-tops-agenda-of-eu-acp-parliamentary-assembly/
January 17, 2001

TRADE-ACP: EU Seeks to Eliminate Tariffs

The European Union (EU) has revised its groundbreaking 'Everything But Arms' (EBA) proposal - which seeks to eliminate tariffs on essentially all non-military goods entering the EU market from the world's poorest countries.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2001/01/trade-acp-eu-seeks-to-eliminate-tariffs/

TRADE-EU/ACP: Weakened ‘Everything But Arms’ Proposal Still a Net Gain for LLDCs

The European Commission Wednesday revised its groundbreaking 'Everything But Arms' (EBA) proposal - which seeks to eliminate tariffs on essentially all non-military goods entering the European Union (EU) from the world's poorest countries - by postponing transition periods on three sensitive products: sugar, rice and bananas.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2001/01/trade-eu-acp-weakened-everything-but-arms-proposal-still-a-net-gain-for-lldcs/
October 12, 2000

HEALTH/DEVELOPMENT: EU-ACP Parliamentarians Focus on Fight Against AIDS

Parliamentarians from the European Union (EU) and the 77 states of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group held a public hearing here Thursday to examine the effectiveness of their combined efforts to deal with the AIDS epidemic.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2000/10/health-development-eu-acp-parliamentarians-focus-on-fight-against-aids/
September 25, 2000

TRADE-EU/ACP: Proposal For Duty-Free Access For World’s Poorest Countries

The European Union (EU) has taken a major step towards fulfilling a pledge to grant unhindered access to its markets for all non-military products from the world's poorest countries, known as the least-developed countries (LDCs).
http://www.ipsnews.net/2000/09/trade-eu-acp-proposal-for-duty-free-access-for-worlds-poorest-countries/
September 22, 2000

TRADE-EU/ACP: EU Proposes Duty-Free Access for LDC Exports

The European Union (EU) this week took a major step towards fulfilling a pledge to grant unhindered access to its markets for all non-military products from the world's least-developed countries (LDCs).
http://www.ipsnews.net/2000/09/trade-eu-acp-eu-proposes-duty-free-access-for-ldc-exports/
September 20, 2000

DEVELOPMENT-EU/ACP: Civil Society Looks At Implementation Of Partnership Agreement

Interest groups can, and must, provide guarantee of transparency and good governance, a conference of social organisations has declared.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2000/09/development-eu-acp-civil-society-looks-at-implementation-of-partnership-agreement/

//REPETITION// POLITICS-EU/ACP: Cuba Expresses Opposition To Conditional Aid

Cuba, invited as an observer to meetings between ministers of the Africa, Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) group here this week, expressed outrage at the "conditionality" of aid it says donors like the European Union (EU) impose on recipients.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2000/06/repetition-politics-eu-acp-cuba-expresses-opposition-to-conditional-aid/

DEVELOPMENT: EU, ACP to Sign New Trade and Aid Pact

After 18 months of negotiations, the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group and the European Union (EU) will sign a new trade and aid partnership agreement here Friday to replace the Lome Convention which has governed relations between the two blocs since 1975.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2000/06/development-eu-acp-to-sign-new-trade-and-aid-pact/
May 27, 2000

//CORRECTED REPEAT//POLITICS-EU/ACP: Benin, Botswana, Jamaica Offer to Host ‘Suva’ Deal Signing

Fiji is out as the venue for the signing of the new partnership deal between the European Union (EU) and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states. That honour may go to Benin, Botswana or Jamaica which have all offered to step into the breach.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2000/05/corrected-repeat-politics-eu-acp-benin-botswana-jamaica-offer-to-host-suva-deal-signing/

POLITICS-EU/ACP: Benin, Botswana, Jamaica Offer to Host ‘Suva’ Deal Signing

Fiji is out as the venue for the signing of the new partnership deal between the European Union (EU) and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states. That honour may go to Benin, Botswana or Jamaica which have all offered to step into the breach.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2000/05/politics-eu-acp-benin-botswana-jamaica-offer-to-host-suva-deal-signing/
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