|Author (Corporate)||European Commission|
|Series Details||(2017) 763 final|
The European Commission adopted on 12 December 2017 a proposal for a Recommendation on the opening of the negotiations to renew a Partnership Agreement between the European Union (EU) and the Africa, Caribbeans and the Pacific (ACP) group of countries.
The European Parliament adopted on 14 June 2018 a Resolution on the guidelines for these negotiations. The Council of the European Union adopted the negotiating mandate on 22 June.
The relations between the two groupings have been governed by the Cotonou Partnership Agreement (CPA), which establishes that negotiations must open 18 months before its expiration in 2020.
The aim of the proposal is the conclusion of a comprehensive agreement with the existing 79 countries signatories to the CPA, with a focus on materializing common as well as specific EU interests, going beyond the 'universal' approach and departing even more from donor-recipient dynamics.
This proposal followed a Joint Communication published in November 2016 by the Commission and the High Representative for Foreign Policy on this renewed EU-ACP partnership.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|