James Carver MEP (Independent West Midlands)
Debate: EU/African, Caribbean and Pacific partnership: renewing the vows
MEPs quizzed the Commission and the Council on how to update the EU partnership with African, Caribbean and Pacific States (ACP), which ends in 2020, on 13/06/2018
Ahead of negotiations for a renewed partnership between the EU and the 78 Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) group of states, which are to start in August 2018, MEPs discussed priorities for a future partnership agreement, such as migration, political dialogue, human rights and governance.
The partnership’s founding treaty, the Cotonou Agreement expires in February 2020. Renewal talks must start no later than August 2018.
Mr Carver subsequently voted against the resolution for the reasons indicated in his speech.
The 35th session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, gathering the representatives of the 78 ACP states and their 78 European Parliament counterparts, will take place from 18 to 20 June 2018 in the European Parliament, in Brussels.