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Regional dialogue with Non State Actors of West Africa on EPA

N.: Date:18 Jan 2014 Venue:Dakar

Following the decision of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS held on October 25, 2013 in Dakar, asking West African negotiators to resume negotiations on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) for the conclusion of a development-oriented agreement, the ECOWAS and WAEMU Commissions met in Dakar on...

Economic issues to dominate ECOWAS extraordinary summit in Dakar

N.: 297 Date:22 Oct 2013 Venue:Dakar

After opening statements by President of the host country, Macky Sall, the Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara, current Chair of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government, and the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Kadré Désiré Ouédraogo, the meeting will go into closed-door sessions to consider the Commission President’s...

CET and EPA on the agenda of the extraordinary session of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers in Abidjan

N.: 280 Date:30 Sep 2013 Venue:Abidjan

Speaking at the opening of the Extraordinary Session of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers on Monday, 30 September 2013 in Abidjan, Mr. Diby tasked his peers and colleagues in charge of Trade and Finance at the meeting, to make relevant proposals on the strategic guidelines to adopt for the advancement...

Minister cautions West Africa on EPA negotiations with EU

N.: 078 Date:24 Mar 2013 Venue:Praia

Opening a one-day meeting of regional ministers of trade and finance on 21st March 2013 in Praia, the Cape Verdean capital, the minister said that no country could develop without protecting its industries, warning that the region ran the risk of having its market taken over by European goods with the...

Experts urge comprehensive review of offer to EU on EPA negotiations with West Africa

N.: 051 Date:27 Feb 2013 Venue:Accra

The negotiations have been stalled mainly due to disagreements over the size of the West African market to be open to the EU and the timetable for dismantling the existing tariff, the EPA Development Programme (EPADP) funding to enable the region cope with the cost of adjustment to the EPA,...

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