|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 142|
Council Decision of 22 May 2019 establishing the position to be taken on behalf of the Union regarding the possible application of transitional measures to extend the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement.
The Partnership Agreement between the EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, signed in Cotonou, has been the framework for the EU's relations with 79 ACP countries. The Agreement was concluded for a period of 20 years, from 1 March 2000 until 29 February 2020.
Negotiations towards a new ACP-EU Partnership Agreement were launched in September 2018. In case the new Agreement is not ready to be applied by the above expiry date, it is necessary to adopt transitional measures to extend the application of the current Agreement.
During its 44th session the ACP-EU Council of Ministers is to adopt a decision to delegate the powers to adopt transitional measures to the Committee of Ambassadors. The Committee of Ambassadors comprises, on the one hand, the permanent representative of each Member State to the EU and a representative of the Commission and, on the other, the head of mission of each ACP State to the EU.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||Bilateral Relations|
|Keywords||African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States [ACP]
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|