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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The meeting between the EU and the AU confirmed that the level and speed of trade liberalisation as well at its impact on the development of ACP countries is still a concern.
Promoting viable private sector investment in ACP countries.
She believes that these agreements do not serve development and calls on the ACP countries to use this report to demand a radical change in their content.
ACP (Africa Caribbean and Pacific) Fish II is a demand-driven programme financed by the European Commission under the 9th European Development Fund geared towards strengthening fisheries management in ACP countries.
The report makes a grim assessment of the current state of play of the talks and stresses that they are falling short of the development needs of the ACP countries.
Said agreement is the last in a series of partner frameworks for long term political, development and economic partnership between the EU and 79 ACP countries in development.
The visa waivers for nationals of the 16 ACP countries, UAE, Colombia and Peru "shall apply from the date of entry into force of an agreement on visa exemption to be concluded with the European Union", said the statement.
The EPAs set out to help ACP countries integrate into the world economy and share in the opportunities offered by globalisation.
They were set out to help ACP countries integrate into the world economy and share in the opportunities offered by globalisation.
5 billion funding package for EU development cooperation with ACP countries for the period 2014-2020.
Seventy-eight ACP countries and the then fifteen member states of the European Union signed this treaty.
Under those ACP countries without such deals will have weaker access to EU sugar markets, noted a Brussels communique.