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New Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) - EU Partnership: EU and Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific Leaders intensify the regional talks in Samoa

The negotiators focused on the specific needs and priorities to address together in the decades to come

In the context of the ongoing negotiations to modernize relations between the EU and 79 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP), chief negotiators met with Pacific leaders today. The talks' aim was to lay the ground for the creation of a EU-Pacific pillar, within the future agreement. The negotiators focused on the…

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Commission launches Action Plan to crack down on wildlife trafficking

Commission launches Action Plan against wildlife trafficking in the EU and globally

Today the European Commission adopted an EU Action Plan to tackle wildlife trafficking within the EU and to strengthen the EU's role in the global fight against these illegal activities. The Action Plan is an ambitious blueprint that mobilises all EU diplomatic, trade and development cooperation tools to crack down on what has…

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Vice-President Georgieva and Commissioner Mimica to attend African Union summit in Addis

Vice-President in charge of Budget and Human Resources, Kristalina Georgieva and Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, will attend the 26th African Union Summit on Saturday 30 January in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The meeting will provide an opportunity for the EU to again show the African continent our…

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European Union Working with Kenya on Vital Coffee Research

During his visit to Kenya's Coffee Research Institute (CRI), EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan today urged Kenya to improve the competitiveness of export products through disease control and research as a way of promoting market access and productivity of agricultural commodities. Commissioner Hogan’s visit comes during…

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Launch of public consultation on the future of the EU's partnership with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries

The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission have launched today a public consultation on the future of the partnership between the European Union and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries after 2020. Today, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini…