Negotiations between the European Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States on a post-2020 ACP-EU Partnership

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Reports and analyses on the negotiations undertaken between the European Union (EU) and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries towards setting up a Partnership Agreement for the period after 2020.

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Relations between the EU and the ACP countries date back to before 1975 and the first Lomé Convention. Successive partnership agreements have shaped the relationship throughout the decade. The existing ACP-EU Partnership Agreement (CPA) was signed in 2000 in Cotonou - hence the name 'Cotonou Agreement'. This CPA established that negotiations must open 18 months before its expiration in 2020.

The Council of the European Union adopted the negotiating mandate in June 2018, a month after the ACP countries adopted their own negotiating position. The talks were formally launched on 28 September and the first round of negotiations was concluded on 14 December. Chief negotiators from both sides met again on 26 February 2019.

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Commentary and Analysis
EurActiv, 03/10/18: ACP-EU negotiations: Taking the road to prosperity together https://www.euractiv.com/section/development-policy/opinion/acp-eu-negotiations-taking-the-path-to-prosperity-together/

News
Deutsche Welle, 23/10/2018: EU begins tricky negotiations with developing states https://p.dw.com/p/372w2

Official
Council of the European Union: Timeline: steps towards a new EU-ACP partnership after 2020 https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/cotonou-agreement/timeline-new-cotonou-agreement/
European Commission: Press Release, 26/02/2019: New ACP-EU Partnership: EU and Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific Leaders intensify the regional talks in Samoa http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-19-1409_en.htm
European Commission: Fact Sheet, 26/02/2019: EU and Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific Leaders intensify the regional talks in Samoa [Q&A] http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-18-5903_en.htm
European Commission: Press Release, 23/05/2019: New ACP-EU Partnership: Chief negotiators assess progress made and move talks on to next stage http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-19-2673_en.htm

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