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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Through the future partnership, the EU and ACP countries will seek closer political cooperation on the world stage.
Improving the conditions for the creation and production of audio-visual works in ACP countries, by increasing funding for co-production and opening it up to co-production from those countries;
They call on the EU and ACP countries to implement a comprehensive strategy that addresses the root causes of terrorism, through an effective and independent judiciary and appropriate policies.
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.
Meeting on 6-7 June, the EU-ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific countries) Council of Ministers has approved a 31.5 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.
The assistance comes on top of the 14 billion granted to the ACP countries in 2007-2008 under the EDF's 2008-2013 programming period.
But financial systems arc generally very weak in the ACP countries?
The EPAs replace Europe's longstanding preferential trade arrangements with the ACP countries, which are no longer protected by a World Trade Organization waiver that expired at the end of last year.
European opponents of EPAs say that, in general, the trade negotiations between the EU and the ACP countries have been driven predominantly by European corporate interests and those of a few privileged business elites in ACP countries.