African, Caribbean, and Pacific Countries

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African, Caribbean, and Pacific Countries

A group of 79 independent states that have undertaken to reduce poverty, promote development and seek greater integration into the global economy. Nearly all the ACP countries are signatories to the Cotonou Agreement, giving members a special relationship with the European Union. Many ACP states are among the least developed in the world.
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As UN climate negotiations enter their final days, the European Union and the group of 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific States today stressed their shared commitment for an ambitious and binding global climate deal to be agreed in Paris.
The CIF, a 40 million euro facility signed in 2012 between the European Union (EU) and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states, represents the ongoing collaboration between the two regions.
13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinean President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo called for stronger South-South economic global cooperation aimed at providing guidance for strategy and policies that allow the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of nations (ACP) to play an effective role in the international arena.
The European Centre for Development Policy Management is an independent foundation which was established in 1986 in order to monitor and support development cooperation between the European Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.
The agreement is the basis of the EU engagement with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, the agreement, requires recipients to ratify the Rome Statute, which establishes the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The deal would result in aid of about $300m to banana growers in certain African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.
Also, the European Commission has promised to spend an additional Euro 200 million to help the main African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) banana exporting countries adapt to the new situation.
Speaking in Ghana's capital at the opening of a two-day summit of the 79-nation African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, Al-Beshir said the charges were undermining peace talks on Darfur because that "sent a negative signal to rebels, who immediately distanced themselves from all negotiations.
The economic partnership agreements (EPAs), proposed by the EU to African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, constitute a 'neocolonial instrument' which will destroy the economic and social basis in African states, according to some German non-governmental organisations.
The tariff came into force at the start of this year--but African, Caribbean and Pacific producers are exempt, because of their special relationship with the EU.
The EU and Latin American banana growers have been at odds for months over Europe's plans to apply a tariff of [euro] 230 ($297) per ton to their produce once the quotas go, while allowing a big bloc of poor countries known as the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group duty-free access to the EU market.
But the EU is also the second biggest importer after Russia, because of preferential arrangements made with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, which guarantee stable prices.
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